The Veil Complex, 


The Veil Complex, 



Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Star 71

Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO with GTOCP3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot Autoguider

Software: SequenceGeneratorPro  ·  photoshop  ·  CCDStack 2+

Filters: Ha 3nm  ·  OIII 3nm

Accessory: Atik EFW2

Frames: 66x1200" (22h)

Integration: 22h

Basic astrometry details job: 403658

Resolution: 1539x2000

Locations: Meadowlark Ridge Observatory, New Glarus, Wisconsin, United States


The beautiful wisps and tendrils of the Veil Complex are all that remains of an exploding sun. This supernova event occurred an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 years ago in the constellation Cygnus. It is commonly believed that this explosion was so intense that it could be seen in the night sky for several months. This nebula is sometimes referred to as the Cygnus Loop and covers a vast section of the night sky. It is larger across than six full moons.



The Veil Complex,