Veil Nebula in narrowband

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Dave Trewren

Bristol UK

Skywatcher 120ED main scope & 80ST guidescope. Camera QHY9M + filter wheel & Baader NB filters. Mount HEQ5 Pro on a mobile pier.

Taken from my back garden the Veil Nebula is my first attempt at narrowband imaging. I decided narrowband was the way to beat the chronic light pollution in my area, it seems to have worked. The Veil is stunning and only this imaging technique has allowed me to produced an acceptable result. Imaged by mapping OIII, HA & SII to RGB. Each channel comprised of six 1200s images, a total of six hours of data plus calibration data. Target captured the 28th September 2011.

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