Eastern Veil Nebula

Posted: July 27, 2015 in Astronomy
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Eastern Veil Nebula (colour image)

Eastern Veil Nebula (colour image)

This is a new target for me. The eastern veil nebula forms part of an area of heated ionized gas known collectively as the Veil Nebula. It is the remnant of a supernova that exploded 5-8 thousand years ago. It can be found in the constellation Cygnus and is approx 1470 light years from earth.

Eastern Veil Nebula (Omega -3 filter)

Eastern Veil Nebula (Omega -3 filter)

Eastern Veil Nebula (H-alpha filter)

Eastern Veil Nebula (H-alpha filter)

I found this really amazing photo of the nebula taken by the Hubble telescope

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