I am going to post my dismal results from last night......not because I am proud of them. My setup has it's limitations, never more evident than with these images. There was terrible sky glow, but that is not an excuse. I should have known how it was going to go when I couldn't see the Veil in a 50 second exposure. I used nearly an hour of data, but I don't think more time would have made a significant difference. On the other image of the NGC 7331 cluster, the objects are just too small. I need more scale with my low res camera.......some of the detail got lost in the light gradient. More time may have helped this image.
Setup: 130mm f/5 Newt, CG5 GT mount, StarShoot II color
NGC 6960 the western Veil nebula: 62 subs @ 50 seconds per sub The image pretty much speaks for itself. I either need to shoot this object from a dark site, or attempt a longer exposure with a UHC filter. Sky glow just washed out the nebulosity.
NGC 7331: (and friends) 58 subs @ 50 seconds per sub. Lots of light gradient. Minimal detail. Mag. 9.5, 10.46 arc minutes, 46 million light years distant Surrounded by tiny magnitude 15 galaxies......apparent size .2 arc minutes.