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Veil Nebula (eastern part): This is the eastern part of the huge Veil Nebula complex, especially stunning and striking in its color and wonderful fine details. The high-contrast image was created by using two narrow-band filters for the hygrogen H-alpha line and the oxygen [OIII] spectral line.

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Object Veil Nebula (eastern part)
Category Super Nova Remnants
Designation NGC 6992
Constellation Cygnus
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch f/4.6 with Televue SBIG Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 5 x 20min (1x1 bin) Baader H-alpha filter, 3 x 20min (1x1 bin) Baader [OIII] filter.Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code R:H-alpha,G:H-alpha/[OIII], B:[OIII]
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 1+23 Sep 2009
Remark The green channel was created by merging H-alpha and [OIII] 50:50
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