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Eastern Veil - 8/7/2011

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV105

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Software: PHD guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: OIII 12nm  ·  Ha


Dates:Aug. 6, 2011Aug. 7, 2011

Frames:
Ha: 9x1200" -15C bin 1x1
OIII 12nm: 9x1200" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 55.92%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 118068


Resolution: 1920x1200

Description

The Eastern Veil Nebula is only a small part of a much larger nebulous complex. The entire complex is classified as a supernova remnant, which is an expanding cloud born from the death of a super massive star. This nebula contains a variety of small tendrils and rope-like filaments that were formed from the shock of the supernova. Most astronomers suspect that we (from earth) are viewing this nebula "edge-on" which contributes to the "thin" appearance of the gas.

The Eastern Veil is located in the constellation Cygnus some 1470 light years distant. It is estimated that the supernova responsible for the creation of this complex occurred about 6,500 years ago.

This is a false color image using Ha (Red), Ha+OIII (Green) and OIII (Blue).

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Eastern Veil - 8/7/2011, 



    
        

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