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Veil Nebula Complex


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The Veil Nebula is a super nova remnant in the constellation Cygnus.  The image above shows the entire complex of nebulosity spanning about 3.5 degrees horizontally.  The nebula is generally classified as two separate nebulae, Veil Nebula East and Veil Nebula West.  Visually, the nebulae appear grayish in color with beautiful twining and twists within the brighter portions of the nebulae.  An OIII filter greatly enhances this detail especially with larger telescopes.  The Veil is situated astride the Milky Way, as does its parent constellation, creating a very rich star field to act as a back drop to these beautiful structures.


Date:  10/5/2005

Location:  Okie-Tex Star Party

Telescope:  Orion 80ED, f/7.5

Mount:  LX200GPS

Camera:  Canon 350D, Type 1 Filter, ISO 800

Exposure Count:  20 x 5 minute, 100 minute total

Guiding:  ST-402ME, 10" SCT, CCDOps

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus:  Dark and flat calibration, align and combine, digital development, star size reduction

Photoshop CS2:  Smart sharpen, levels, crop

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