The Veil Nebula is a large supernova remnant in the constellation of Cygnus. Many regions of the complex have individual individual names and catalogue identifiers, including the West (lower right, NGC 6960) and Eastern Veil (left, NGC 6995) and Pickering’s Triangle (to the upper right, NGC 6979). The supernova, which exploded between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago, would have been visible during the day. The remnants have since expanded to cover an area of the sky roughly 3 degrees in diameter. A recent determination based on direct astrometric measurements has placed the complex as 2400 ly from Earth. This image is a four panel mosaic based on hydrogen-alpha (red) and oxygen-III (blue) emission data. Taken from our own garden in the Taunus, Germany, the narrowband filters were still able to extract a rewarding amount of detail from the relatively bright sky.

Celestron RASA 11″ 
10Micron GM1000 HPS 
SIGMA fp L (monochrome)
H-alpha and O-III ultra-fast narrowband filters
ca. 7 hrs, ISO 1600, F2.2, 620mm 

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