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Pickering's Triangle

Pickering's Triangle
Pickering's Triangle
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Date: July 8, 2005 Location: Fremont Peak, CA Scope: Takahashi FS102 @ 600mm Guiding: Vixen 60mm refractor with SBIG ST-4 Mount: Losmandy G-11 Camera: SBIG ST2000XM Filters: Custom Scientific in FLI CFW Exposure details: 3x30min Hydrogen Alpha for red 3x30min OIII for green 3x30min Sulfur for blue Processing: MaximDL for calibration, alignment and combining. PSCS for final processing

Notes: Pickering's triangle, so named because of its roughly triangular shape, is part of the larger Veil Nebula. The Veil was created by the nova of a star about 5,000 years ago. The light recorded in the image left the nebula approximately 1,500 years ago. The triangle is about 13 light years in length.

Phil Terzian