IC1340 – Veil Nebula

The viewing conditions last night were not ideal, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere giving the sky a murky appearance. With the Moon not rising until 11pm I decided to point the camera at the Veil Nebula.  This object is based in the Constellation of Cygnus between epsilon Cygni and zeta Cygni.

Unfortunately I did not manage to get polar alignment quite right which resulted in some odd shaped trailing stars and I was not having the best of time with focus.  Using the AstroTrac, modded 350D and modded Sigma 70-210 @210mm this stack is the result of: 15 x 5min subs + Dark, flat and bias frames. Stacked in DSS and a little stretching in Photoshop CC.

Picture saved with settings embedded.

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