A portion of NGC6992, part of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus

 

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Description: The complete Veil nebula is huge, covering a large portion of the sky.  This is but one small segment.
 
Exposure Data: 7/5/2005.  R: 6x10m, G: 8x10m, B: 8x12m.  -20C, 0.55 arc-sec./pixel.
 
Processing: Automatic acquisition and dithering via CCDAutoPilot2 and CCDSoft,  reduced and aligned in Mira, a little luminance deconvolution, gentle processing in Photoshop.
 
Optical System: 14.5 Ritchey-Chretien @ F/9 w/FFC, IMG6303E/CFW-7 CCD camera, AstroDon filters, Paramount ME, dithered 3 pixels, off-axis guided .
 
Comments: Aside from gamma and black level changes, very little processing was used to hopefully keep the subtle colors and tones.