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NGC 6992 - Eastern Veil Nebula

 

NGC 6992 – Eastern Veil Nebula

A Memorable Trip to Cherry Springs State Park

I photographed this nebula from the extremely dark skies at Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania.   I spent two glorious nights at this astrophotographers paradise in June of 2014.  For this photo I used my mobile astrophotography setup including the Motomaster battery.  The entire experience was unforgettable.  What makes this image even more memorable, is that as I shot this photo, my first and only Nephew was being born back home.  This photo is now framed and hanging in James’s bedroom. It’s his “Birthday Nebula”.

 

Photographed on: June 27, 2014

Telescope: Orion 8″ F/4 Astrograph Reflector
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ-5 Pro
Guiding: Meade DSI Pro II and PHD Guiding
Guide Scope: Orion Mini 50mm
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Stock)
ISO: 1600
Total Exposure: 3 Hours (36 x 300 seconds)
Processing Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop CC
Support Files: 15 dark frames

Guided with PHD Guiding
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Processed in Adobe Photoshop CC