Photo of the Week

The Veil Nebula by John Reaume

Veil Nebula by John ReaumeThe Veil Nebula in Cygnus spans roughly three degrees and is the remnant of a supernova explosion that occurred some 15,000 years ago. It’s also one of those objects that’s very striking in photographs, but can be difficult visually. Clear, dark skies are a must, and a narrow-band nebula filter is a big help too if you want to see it well.

This wonderful wide-field shot of the Veil was captured by John Reaume from has backyard near Holstein, Ontario. He used a modified Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera fitted to a Borg 45 ED II f/5 telescope and 0.7× focal reducer. The final image is a digital stack of 20, 5-minute exposures.

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