Veil Nebula (Witches Broom)



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Date: 29 June 2008
Location: My back garden in suburban London. Ambient temp 17C.
Exposure: 22 x 5 min at ISO800
Telescope: Celestron C11 with F6.3 focal reducer on Skywatcher EQ6 mount.
Camera: Modified Canon EOS 350D
Guiding: Nikkor 300mm lens with unmodified SPC900 webcam
Filters: Astronomik CLS filter
Processing: Stacking, arcsinh range compression, 3x3 binning in IRIS followed by very mild deconvolution
Comments: This is the first image taken with the newly modified Canon EOS 350D. A bright doughnut (reflection from the focal reducer) was removed in Photoshop.