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Monday, May 25

Veil Nebula

The Western portion of the Veil Nebula, also referred to as the Witch's Broom, or by its proper catalogue reference NGC 6960, is a large relatively faint supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus.

The nebula emits primarily in OIII (doubly ionized oxygen) and without an OIII filter it is notoriously difficult to see visually or capture digitally. The following exposure is the result of 2 hours of imaging with my Canon 300D taken last night.

William Optics ZS80II
Canon 300D
24 x 5 minute exposures (ISO400)

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