The Veil Nebula

 

A wide field image of the Veil Nebula and surrounding area in Cygnus.

This image coverse several degrees of arc and was captured captured on Fuji ISO 1600 color film over approximately 21 minutes of exposure using an Orion 80mm refractor with Oxygen-III filter on November 13, 2004 from central Virginia. The refractor telescope was piggybacked on 10" equatorial Newtonian.

   

An enlargement of the above image with some color balancing applied to counter the effect of the Oxygen-III filter.
   
A map of the area surrounding the Veil Nebula in Cygnus. The image above was superimposed on the map for perspective.

The image is centered at approximately RA 20h 46m, Dec 30d 43m

   
   
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