|The supernova remnant NGC 6960 (Veil nebula, Cirrus nebula) in the constellation
Cygnus on July 24/25, 2012. Fifteen 3 minute exposures (resulting in a 45 minute exposure) at ISO 800 and 4 separate dark frames (with
the same settings) were combined in DeepSkyStacker for this shot. Due to humid airmasses, the transparency was reduced significantly
and the mild temperatures caused a considerable amount of noise in the image. On the other hand, the air was steady and the mirror
has cooled down to air temperature - ideal conditions for pinpoint stars.
||Equipment: Canon EOS 20Da camera (DX sensor with 8 megapixels), TeleVue coma corrector,
Zambuto 16" f/5 quartz optics in a Dieter Martini dobsonian telescope (the coma corrector multiplies the focal length of the parabolic mirror
by 1.15, leading to a focal length of 2.3 meters), dual-axis
Tom Osypowski equatorial platform, Lacerta MGEN autoguider, Teleskop-Service off axis system TS-OAG9 EOS.