Veil Nebula

Image information:

Date: 08/09/2016
Equipment: QSI583wsg with internal filter wheel and Baader narrowband Ha, OIII and SII filters through Pentax-M* 67 300mm F/4 ED (IF) lens on Losmandy GM8 mount. The lens was working at f5.6.
Image type: CFHT palette, Ha=R, OIII=G, SII=B
Exposure time: 14X8min Ha, OIII & SII binned 1X1

Object information:

Object designations:

Veil Nebula, Cygnus Loop

Main components:

  • Eastern Veil, NGC6992, Network Nebula, Caldwell 33
  • Western Veil, NGC6960, Witch's Broom, Caldwell 34, Filamentary Nebula
  • Pickering's Triangle, NGC6979
Object type:
Supernova remnant
Object size:
Constellation: Cygnus
Some 5000 years ago a massive star (at least 8 times the mass of the Sun) exploded as a Type II Supernova. That explosion created supernova remnant complex known as the Cygnus Loop or the Veil Nebula complex. It is, actually, an expanding cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust. The complex lays some 1400 ly away from us towards the constellation of Cygnus.

Related images:

List of related images:

Network Nebula, LRGB with ST2000XM through WO ZS105ED

Filamentary Nebula, OSC, Moravian C1+ 12000A camera through APM/LZOS 105/650 APO