Category Archives: Nebulas

The Sagittarius Small Star Cloud

The SSSC (M24, IC4715)

A star cloud in the constellation Sagittarius.

Date:
September 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
LRGB (135:30:25:25 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Snake Nebula (Barnard 72)

The Snake Nebula

A dark nebula in the constellation Ophiuchus.

Date:
August/September 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (130:25:30:30 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

NGC5367 (IC4347)

NGC5367 (IC4347)

A reflection nebula located in the constellation Centaurus.

Date:
June 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
LRGB (310:25:25:25 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Lagoon Nebula (M8, NGC6523)

The Lagoon Nebula

An emission nebula and open globular cluster located in the constellation Sagittarius.

Date:
June 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
HaLRGB (240:400:50:50:50 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula (The Veil Loop)

A cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It was created by a supernova (probably 20 times more massive than our Sun), which exploded ca. 8,000 years ago.
The whole Veil Loop includes:

  • The Western Veil (Caldwell 34), consisting of NGC 6960 (the “Witch’s Broom”, “Finger of God”, Lacework Nebula, “Filamentary Nebula”) near the foreground star 52 Cygni (right part of the image);
  • The Eastern Veil (Caldwell 33), whose brightest area is NGC 6992 and NGC 6995 (known as “Network Nebula”), visible at the right side of the image, and
  • Pickering’s Triangle (or Pickering’s Triangular Wisp), brightest at the north central edge of the loop.
Date:
October 2018
Location:
Roztoki Gorne, Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee U16803
Scope:
FSQ ED @F5
Mount:
AP 600GTO
Exposure
HaLRGB (720:250:150:125:175)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6