The Veil Nebula - NGC6992/5 Supernova Remnant in Cygnus

Uploaded 9/11/10

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 This huge section of the Veil nebula is over a degree and a half long, and over half a degree wide. It is the expanding arc of nebulosity from an ancient super nova which exploded in prehistoric times. We see this object today as a series of wisps of multi colored nebulosity in a large 5 degree circle. This is the best part, and shows reds and cyan filaments. There are also two very dim 17th magnitude galaxies in this field, and I leave it up to you to find them!
Optics: 8" f/4 Newtonian Astrograph w/Baader MPCC Coma Corrector Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 24 x 5m = 2 hours Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 65F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Images Plus 3.82 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS