Veil Nebula West TMB130 f7

© 2014 Klaus Brasch

It took me quite a while, but I finally managed to generate this hybrid image of the western portion of the Veil Nebula. It consists of a mosaic of several C-14 f/7 images combined with a stack of images taken with the TMB-130 refractor, all using an IDAS LPS V4 filter and the Canon 6D. The cumulative exposure was 32 minutes at ISO 6400.

The following was retrieved from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at on March 1, 2014

The Veil Nebula

"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 Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) data supports a distance of about 1,470 light-years."

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