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The Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula complex is the glowing remnants of a supernova that occurred thousands of years ago. Also called the Cirrus Nebula because of its resemblance to the wispy clouds, it is composed of several distinct regions. The right hand portion is sometimes known as the Witch's Broom. Near the top-center is a rich region called Pickering's Triangle. The brightest portion near the left edge is truly what gives the overall nebula the "Veil" moniker.


Western Veil (narrowband)

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This image is a false colour narrowband image with SII=red, Ha=green, and OIII=blue.

Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (remote guide head)
Takahashi EM-200
SII/Ha/OIII: 3 hours each channel (20 minute exposures)
Processed with Maxim/DL, CCDStack, and Photoshop CS4
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools


Network Nebula (Pickering's Triangle)

narrowband

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This image is a false colour narrowband image with SII=red, Ha=green, and OIII=blue.

Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (remote guide head)
Takahashi EM-200
SII/Ha/OIII: 3 hours each channel (20 minute exposures)
Processed with Maxim/DL, CCDStack, and Photoshop CS4
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools


Eastern Veil (narrowband)

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This image is a false colour narrowband image with SII=red, Ha=green, and OIII=blue.

Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (remote guide head)
Takahashi EM-200
SII/Ha/OIII: 3 hours each channel (20 minute exposures)
Processed with Maxim/DL, CCDStack, and Photoshop CS4
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools


HaRGB

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Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (self-guided)
Hutech LPS Filter
H-Alpha: 130 minutes (10 minute subs)
R:30, G:30, B:30 (5 minute subs)
Mosaic of 2 frames
Processed in Maxim/DL and Photoshop
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools Actions


H-Alpha

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Eastern Veil in H-Alpha

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