Western Veil Nebula (NGC 6960)

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About this Image

The western part of the Veil Nebula (NGC 6960) together with the eastern part is a remnant of a supernova explosion that occurred about30.000 - 40.000 years ago. It shows strong red H-alpha emission and blue-green O-III components.
It is located 1,400 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus.
Find the full Veil area as mosaic here.
North is up.

Technical Details


410 mm cassegrain in corrected prime focus at f/3

Mount MK-100 GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M at -15C, internal filter wheel
Filters All Astronomik (H-alpha + O-III + B)
Date Aug 03, 2005
Location Wildon/Austria
Sky Conditions mag 5 sky, temperature 15-20 C,
Exposure Ha = 90 minutes, O-III = 90 minutes (30-minute sub-exposures),
B= 40 min (10-minute sub-exposures); all 1x1.
Processing Image aquisition, calibration and color synthesis in Maxim DL 4.11;
Photoshop: H-alpha used as red channel; O-III blended with green and blue channel;