NGC 6992 Veil Nebula
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Scope: Megrez II  f/3.9, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA,   3 June 2005  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 8 x 120 sec Luminance exposures (1x1) with IR block, 4 x 240 sec H-Alpha Exposure (1x1) 6 x 60 sec RGB exposures (2x2).

Processing: Images were captured Artemis Capture (as FITs). Aligned/stacked in Registax 3 and saved as FITS. Luminance, HA,  and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in Astroart. Channels were co-registered in Astroart . The HA exposure was combined with the luminance to control star size on the larger stars and to enhance detail and contrast on the Nebula. Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering (or LLRGB).  Color balancing and final touches were done in Photoshop.   SGBNR was used to smooth background noise on the final result. Final Image size is approximately 1040x1392.

North is up in this image. The image was guided for all exposures. NGC6992 is part of the Veil Nebula complex. It is also called the Network Nebula. It is considered a super nova remnant and it is located in the constellation of Cygnus. This image replaces an earlier image that can be seen in the Archives here.  Vertical FOV is 99'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 20h 56m 24s Dec: +3143'00"

 

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