Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Filamentary nebula  ·  Lace-work nebula  ·  NGC 6960  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil nebula
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Veil Nebula, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
Veil Nebula
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Veil Nebula

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Veil Nebula, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
Veil Nebula
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Veil Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ EQ6

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  SGP Pro

Filters: Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 H-alpha  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 SII  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 OIII

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster PoleMaster  ·  Lunatico Astronomia EZ60+QHY5 II  ·  Lunatico Astronomia Seletek Armadillo 2


Dates:Aug. 16, 2018

Frames:
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 H-alpha: 22x600" (3h 40') bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 OIII: 15x600" (2h 30') bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 SII: 15x600" (2h 30') bin 1x1

Integration: 8h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 5.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.49%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2218359

RA center: 20h46m54s

DEC center: +30°3607

Pixel scale: 1.760 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 128.063 degrees

Field radius: 0.841 degrees


Resolution: 2688x2148

Locations: Mi casa, Matalascañas, Huelva, Spain

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop, a large but relatively faint supernova remnant. The source supernova exploded circa 3,000 BC to 6,000 BC, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area roughly 3 degrees in diameter.

When finely resolved, some parts of the image appear to be rope-like filaments. The standard explanation is that the shock waves are so thin, less than one part in 50,000 of the radius, that the shell is visible only when viewed exactly edge-on, giving the shell the appearance of a filament. Undulations in the surface of the shell lead to multiple filamentary images, which appear to be intertwined.

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Veil Nebula, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle