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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Supernova remnant in constellation Cygnus
Note. Image is updated at 27.03.2012 with a new data, it was buried in my hard disk.
R=Hydrogen + Sulfur, G=Oxygen and B=Oxygen + Hydrogen.
Image is not as deep as I wanted but the weather has been working against me for a long time now...
Veil Nebula is a cloud of ionized gas and dust, leftovers from an exploded star. The star exploded some 5000-8000 years ago at distance of about 1470 light years. This, relatively faint target, is difficult to image due the large angular diameter, about three degrees, and a dense star field.
This is a second version of this object, older version can be seen Here. I have made a 3D-animation about the possible shape of this SNR, it can be seen Here.
HST-palette, from the emission of ionized elements,
R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.
Processing work flow:
Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack2.
Deconvolution with a CCDStack2 Positive Constraint, 33 iterations, added at 50% weight
Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.
Optics, Canon EF 200mm camera lens at f1.8
Guiding, Meade LX200 GPS 12" and a Lodestar guider
Image Scale, ~5 arcseconds/pixel
New exposures H-alpha 13x1200s,
S-II and O-III information are from an older image