The Cygnus Loop / Veil Nebula

The Cygnus Loop / The Veil Nebula

When I read all the reviews about the new Optolong L-eXtreme filter, every single one said that I had to try the Veil Nebula. It’s getting late in the season for this massive hyrodgen & oxygen rich part of the sky… but I couldn’t pass up my first light night and gave it a shot before it hit the tree line.

Again… WOW. I’ve shot the Veil before, both with my 8″ SCT and the Redcat51 250mm I used for this before. But this is the first time I’ve ever been able to capture the faint middle part between the east & western parts of the nebula. The oxygen greens pop and blend & twirl naturally with the red hydrogen.

  • Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51
  • Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO
  • Mounts: Celestron AVX 
  • Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope
  • Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider 
  • Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2″

  • Dates: Nov. 14, 2020
  • Frames: 20×300″
  • Integration: 1.7 hours
  • Avg. Moon age: 28.69 days
  • Avg. Moon phase: 0.80%

Full capture details on Astrobin.

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