The Veil Nebula - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus
Veil Nebula in Cygnus
  • Description: The veil nebula is an expanding shell of material created when a star, about 20x the size of our sun, died in a violent explosion around 10,000 years ago. This expanding debris is located about 2400 light years from Earth. This wide-field image shows much of this expanding shell of gasses. This was shot on the night of Harvest Moon, a bright full moon, so a hydrogen-alpha filter was used to bring out the faint details. Unfortunately cloud wafting through ruined one hour's worth of the three hours of exposure time but this shot does give a good feel for what this nebula is about. Shot with the help of my friend Carolyn Sandstrom.

  • Camera: SBIG STF-8300M at -15C
  • Filters: Baader 7nm H-alpha filter
  • Scope: Redcat 51 refractor at f4.9
  • Exposure: 8 x 15 minutes
  • Location: Wilson Coulee Observatory, Alberta
  • Date: September 20th, 2021
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