Veil Network Nebula
DETAILS: Imaged with the LX200 10" f6.3 FR, CFW-8, ST-10XME, and guided by the AO-7. Processed in MaxIm DL.
COMMENTARY: The Veil Nebula, encompassing several NGC numbers, is a large circular arc of nebulosity resulting from a supernova explosion around 20,000 years ago. It lies in the Constellation Cygnus approximately 2,500 light-years distant. Astronomers now think that a portion of the Veil outside the circular pattern of the rest of the nebula may actually result from a second supernova explosion in the area. To image the entire Veil requires a fast lens camera setup. The wispy interlacing of its delicate tendrils of gas make a beautiful sight.