Veil Nebula

Supernova Remanant in Cygnus

Uploaded 5/6//2001

This beautiful emission nebula in Cygnus is the result of a prehistoric supernova explosion, which was not recorded by man. Forming a complete loop some 2 degrees in diamter, the object is too big to fit in the field of the 12.5 inch, so here the most interesting part is seen. The deep hypered tech pan exposure was supplemented with two 45 minute exposures on hypered PJ400 color film to form the final image. Both exposures were made succesful by careful guiding with the SBIG ST-4.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
CCD Camera:  SBIG ST4 for Guiding, Pentax K1000 for imaging
Exposure:  LRGB = 60mins 2415, 90 mins PPF400
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature:  50 F
Processing:  Maxim DL, Photoshop, PW Pro.

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