A Clear Night and the Veil

Nice cool late summer evening last night with temps falling into the 30s. The sky was crystal clear, so among all the activities of the open house and visiting students, I got the robotic telescope aimed and snapping shots of the Veil in Cygnus. This is a 32 minute stacked exposure through H-alpha at -10C. There was extensive processing done in MaxIm DL and Photoshop to bring out the detail, hide the noise and make it the nice pic it is. I think it could easily take another 4 hours of integration time to really bring out the full glory of this splendid nebula.


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