Veil Nebula Complex



  • Camera SBIG STF8300M
  • Telescope FS60
  • Mount Orion Atlas
  • Guided with Starlight Xpress OAG
  • Guide Camera QHY5L-2
  • FW Starlight Xpress
  • Filters Astrodon 5nm (36mm)


  • Capture: Main Sequence Generator
  • Mount Control: EQMOD
  • Calibrated and Processed: Pixinsight


  • 28 x 1h Ha
  • 27 x 1h OIII
  • 30 x 1m each RGB (for stars colors)
  • Total Time +55h

Since the star of the show is the Veil Complex, I have created another version of the image reducing the brightness of the small stars a bit. Reducing the stars creates an interesting effect, it pops out the nebula!



The next couple of images are a closeup of the Eastern Veil nebula NGC6992. The image was taking using a telescope with longer focal length (540mm) and a camera with smaller pixels, the resolution of this image is 1.76″/pixel compared to 4.36”/pixel of the latter system.

NGC6992_L_channelL Channel, mix of Ha + OIII filters @ native resolution




Bi-color image Ha+OIII+RGB stars (80% of native resolution)

  • Telescope: Takahashi Epsilon 160
  • Camera: Atik 460EX
  • Filters: Astrodon 5nm
  • Mount: Takahashi EM200
  • Filterwheel: Starlight Xpress
  • Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
  • Guided with: Starlight Xpress OAG
  • 55 x 20m Ha
  • 57 x 20m OIII
  • 32 x 20s RGB per each color channel
  • Acquired with Main Sequence Generator Pro
  • Processed with Pixinsight.




One comment on “Veil Nebula Complex

  1. Pingback: Nebulosa de los Velos con varios Telescopios | mtanous

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