The Eastern Veil Nebula by Greg Polanski

Photo of the Week for August 18, 2018

The Eastern Veil Nebula by Greg PolanskiCygnus is home to several deep-sky treasures, including a couple of well known big, faint nebulas. One of these is the Veil Nebula complex—the remnant of a supernova thought to have exploded some 8,000 years ago. The nebula has two main components that partially define a ragged, 3-degree-wide loop. The western portion is catalogued as NGC6960 and is often referred to as the “52 Cygni section,” thanks to the 4.2-magnitude star seemingly embedded in the nebulous strand. The brighter, eastern arc is NGC6992/6995, shown in the photo above. A narrow-band eyepiece filter, dark skies, and a wide-field telescope make viewing the Veil fairly easy.

Greg Polanski of Kanata, Ontario, recorded this portrait of the Veil’s eastern section with a Sky-Watcher Black Diamond 150/750 6-inch f/5 reflector telescope (fitted with a Sky-Watcher coma corrector) and a QHYCCD QHY163C imaging camera. The final image combines a total of 2.8 hours of image data shot through a IDAS LPS D1 filter.

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3 comments on “The Eastern Veil Nebula by Greg Polanski
  1. Dave Gamble says:

    I think Greg Polanski’s image of the Eastern Veil is just excellent. I was wondering if he might let me know how long the individual exposures were that made up his 2.8 hours of data taken with his CCD colour camera?

  2. Raphael Dubuc says:

    Great color and very deep , good work Greg!

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