Today is a landmark day for the New Forest Observatory. After a marathon processing session involving a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and a hallucination-inducing lack of sleep – Noel Carboni has just finished processing the Summer 2007 mega-project, the Veil nebula in Cygnus!
This is a 2-framer using the Sky 90/SXVF-M25C combo and incorporates RGB, H-alpha and OIII narrowband data as well. Total exposure time around 32-hours, total image processing time – at least the same. It is clear that this object sits in the Milky Way – look at all those stars!
The most surprising thing about this object as far as imaging is concerned is what a huge impact even a little OIII narrowband data makes in bringing out the fine filamentary detail you see in this image.