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Observatory Parameters
Feb 18
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
08:36 20:44
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Veil Nebula, Astrophotography by RiccardoBallerini


  • Imaging telescope / lens: TeleVue Apochromatic 100/500 mm Genesis
  • Imaging camera: SBIG ST 8300 m (CCD)
  • Mount: Equatorial Vixen SXD Nexstar Mod
  • Guiding camera: Starlight Lodestar
  • Filters: Baader Planetarium Luminance (UV/IR block)
  • Processed with: PixInsight (Pleiades Astrophoto)

Frames / Subs

  • Lights: 9 x 10 min
  • Total integration time: 1:30 hours


  • Binning: 1x1

Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 1,676 x 1,266 pixels
  • Image Scale: 4.437 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 2º 35' 20''
  • RA Center: 20h 56m 37s
  • DEC Center: 31º 28' 13''
  • Orientation: 178.215 degrees E of N

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