Pickering's Triangle in Hydrogen Alpha

Pickering Triangle
All Images Copyright Steve Cannistra

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Magnitude:  Unknown.
Size: Roughly about 60 arcminutes.
2,600 light years
RA: 20h 51m 10s
Dec: 32 degrees 9' 53"

Pickering's Triangle is part of the Veil Nebula complex, located between the Western Veil and the Eastern Veil.  Please click here for a wide field view of this region.

Photographic Details:

Date:  July 15, 2006.

Takahashi FS-102 at f6 , on the G11 Losmandy Mount.
Autoguider:  SBIG STV with e-finder.
Camera:  Maxcam CM10
Astronomik Ha (6 nm) filter.
Exposures:  18 x 10'
Conditions:  Temperature 80 degrees F, muggy.
Debloomed, calibrated, aligned in Maxim.  Combined using RC Sigma Reject MaximDL, followed by DDP in ImagesPlus (IP).  Subsequent processing in Photoshop CS (16 bit format).

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