Pickering's Triangle in Mapped Color

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  Ha [OIII] [SII]
    • All exposures binned 1x1
    • Ha 12x1200s, [OIII] 12x1200s, [SII] 12x1200s
    • Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) Color Palette: Red=Ha, Green=[OIII], Blue=[SII]
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SV152 @ f/7.9
  • Mount:  MI-250 GoTo
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-10XME CCD, SBIG CFW-10
    • AstroDon E-Series TruBalance Filters
  • Location:  Casa Cielo Observatory, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Date/Time: 
    • August 5/6 2006, 22:05-04:44 PDT
    • August 6/7 2006, 22:06-04:46 PDT
  • Processing: Taken  in CCDSoft v5 using CCDCommander.  Reduced, aligned, combined sub-exposures, and Positive Constraint deconvolution each channel in CCDStack. Mapped color combine, selective bluring, contrast adjustment, and unsharp mask in Photoshop.
  • Name:  Pickering's Triangle, part of the Veil Nebula
  • Type:  Supernova remnant
  • Constellation:  Cygnus
  • Distance:  1400 light years

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