The Veil Nebula is a large supernova remnant in the constellation of Cygnus. This single panel rendition image based on hydrogen-alpha (red) and oxygen-III (blue) emission data shows the West (lower right, NGC 6960) and Eastern Veil (left, NGC 6995) and Pickering’s Triangle (top right, NGC 6979) and is affectionately known by us as “The Phoenix Rising From The Ashes”. 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. The image is part of the “Colours” showcase.

Celestron RASA 11″ 
10Micron GM1000 HPS 
SIGMA fp L (monochrome)
H-alpha and O-III ultra-fast narrowband filters
ca. 3 hrs, ISO 1600, F2.2, 620mm 

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