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NGC6960 - Veil nebula and Pickerings Triangle in Cygnus
08-SEPT-2008

NGC6960 - Veil nebula and Pickering's Triangle in Cygnus

NGC6960 is the western branch and Pickering' Triangle is the middle part of a super nova remnant. Approx. 5000-8000 years ago a star several times bigger and heavier than our sun exploded. The expelled gas jammed with high speed into interstellar gas clouds and excited them to glow in the colors of excited hydrogen ( red) and oxygen ( blueish green). The nebula is approx. 1500 light years away.

Telescope: ASA 10N-OK3 f3,6
Mount: Astrotec OTE150
Guider: Starlight XPress Loadstar
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filter-wheel: FLI CW 5-7
Filter: FLI RGB, Ha - 8nm, OIII - 8nm
Exposure: Ha:9x600sec, OIII:7x900sec, RGB: 5x120sec each
Programs: Maxim DL 5.0, CCDStack 1.37, PixInsight SE 1.2 full exif


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