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The Veil Nebula Complex

Veil Nebula, HaOIII

June 26th, 2017

The Veil nebula is a huuuuge region of expanding gas in eastern Cygnus, formed by a supernova long ago. However, this glowing gas is not the remnants of the star itself but gas picked up and ionized in the massive shock wave. The western side of the veil (top) is called the witch’s broom (due to obvious reasons) and is cataloged NGC 6960. The lower region, or eastern veil, is NGC 6992-6995. Many other designations have been given to the many parts of the nebula, which spans nearly 4 full moons from top to bottom, and more from side to side.

Captured on: July 9th and 17th 2017

Gear:
Canon 200mm F/2.8L @F/3.5
ZWO ASI 1600mm-C
ZWO EFW-8
ZWO filters
iOptron ZEQ25gt
Orion SSAG

Acquisition:
Red: ZWO Ha 7nm filter(1.25″), 40x180s, -10C, Unity Gain
Green: ZWO OIII 7nm filter(1.25″), 40x180s, -10C, Unity Gain
Blue: ZWO OIII 7nm filter(1.25″), 40x180s, -10C, Unity Gain

Total Aquisition of 4hrs

Software:
PS, DSS, PHD2, SGP

Thanks for looking!