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Quick process of the Veil Complex in HA

With the moon up we've switched to narrowband imaging and began capturing data on the Veil complex. It is also referred to as the Cygnus loop and is a large supernova remnant.

So far we've gathered a couple of hours of Hydrogen Alpha (HA) consisting of ten minute exposures. Because our scope doesn't have a rotator the field of view is a little different than how you would usually see the Veil presented but I was happy that even at this odd position angle I was able to fit the entire complex in the frame.

Here's what we've got so far:

The Veil Complex in HA

As time and weather allows we will be adding Sulfur II (SII) and Oxygen III (OIII) data to complete a color image.

Thanks for looking.