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The Veil Nebula by John Reaume

Photo of the Week for November 6, 2015

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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