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.

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 550D Modified
Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1.0
Accessories: Lacerta MGEN2 with 9×50, Baader Coma Corrector MPCC Mark III
Resolution: 2021×1208
Dates: Oct. 28, 2014
Frames: 50×300″
Integration: 4.2 hours
Avg. Moon age: 4.09 days
Avg. Moon phase: 17.80%
RA center: 311.591 degrees
DEC center: 30.704 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.271 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 110.413 degrees
Field radius: 0.743 degrees
Locations: Pilisszentkereszt, Pilisszentkereszt, Hungary
Author: Csoknyai Attila

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