NGC6992 SkyWatcher Reflector & Canon 60Da

Here is a redo of a summertime favorite. NGC6992 is the eastern half of the Veil nebula. To see my original attempt click on the image. This newer version uses split star processing with a starless mask used on the initial arcsinh stretch.  The processing helps to control the stars much better, producing a more detailed image that does not require as much of a stretch to bring out the fine detail in the object. Click here to see a full scale version where the wispy detail is more visible.
Object Veil  Nebula - object RA 20:45.7 Dec +30:43
Exposure 105 minutes (21 X 5 minutes)
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics 200mm SkyWatcher f/5 Newtonian reflector with a Paracorr coma corrector for a total focal length of 1150mm

Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia


Calibration, stacking and initial masked stretch done in Images Plus . Split star processing used to bring out the nebular detail. Masked noise reduction , sharpening and contrast enhancement applied in Images plus. Nebula and star layers combined and image binned and cropped for web display.