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Eastern portion of the Veil Nebula

Eastern portion of the Veil Nebula shot from YFOS.

3.4 hours total exposure - 51 x 240 sec
scope - Takahashi FSQ-106N @ f/5
camera - Canon 350D self-modded
processed in ImagesPlus, PixInsight and PS

Mount was the NHAS Losmandy Titan
Guided with the Pronto and Qguide camera working in PHD Guide


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 (radio source W78, or Sharpless 103), a large but relatively faint supernova remnant. The source supernova exploded some 5,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area roughly 3 degrees in diameter (about 6 times the diameter, or 36 times the area, of the full moon). The distance to the nebula is not precisely known, but recent evidence from the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) supports a distance of about 1,470 light-years.

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Eastern portion of the Veil Nebula