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My 1st Veil

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This is my first Veil Nebula attempt.

I am quite pleased but the processing could be a little better. Need to reduce the red.

9 x 600 sec light (ISO 800)

3 x  Darks

20 x Flats

No Bias

Veil Nebula CS2

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.

Edited by beamer3.6m
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This is the cropped image.

Veil Nebula CS2crop

And annotated in astrometry.net

Astrometry Net annotated

and general re-processeed with less red

Veil Nebula CS2 2

Edited by beamer3.6m
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