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Veil Nebula

About this object

This image of the veil nebula is a 4 panel mosaic taken with a 80mm refractor. The Veil Nebula is a super nova remnant, the remnants of a star which exploded roughly 15,000 years ago in the constellation Cygnus. It lies nearly 1,800 light years distant and is 5 times the size of the full moon. At the time of the explosion, it would have been seen as a very bright star, rivaling the crescent Moon.This image of the Veil was done with narrow band filters. Hydrogen Alpha was mapped to green, Sulfur was mapped to red and Oxygen III was mapped to blue.

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV80ST2 Triplet Refractor with a SFF7-21 Field Flattener
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astronomik SII:Ha:OIII filter set
  • Exposure: SII:Ha:OIII 60:60:120 4 panel mosaic
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 4.56, CCD Commander
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: Sep 10
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