Veil Nebula with Canon 60Da

This is a summer time observing project, it uses the wide field image as an index to the telescopic views. The telescopic images cover both main arcs and the central portion seen in the wide field image below the arc surrounding 52 Cygni. Move your mouse over the brighter sections to see a telescopic version .
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

Canon zoom lens set to 165 mm focal length at f/5.6.

Location

Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia

Processing Calibration, stacking, arcsin stretch, masked contrast enhancement, high pass filtering, masked star reduction in Images Plus 5.5. Image binned to resize for web display in Images Plus. Masked saturation boost in Images Plus.

 

Telescopic data

Exposure 66 minutes (22 X 3 minutes)
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics

SkyWatcher 200 mm f/5 telescope with a parracorr for a total focal ratio of f/5.75

Location

Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia

Processing Calibration, stacking, arcsin stretch, masked contrast enhancement, high pass filtering, masked star reduction in Images Plus 5.5. Image binned to resize for web display in Images Plus. Masked saturation boost in Images Plus.