Russell Croman Astrophotography  

 

 

The Veil Nebula Complex
in Elemental Colors


About This Photograph

This is the famous Veil Nebula complex in the light of specific elements, re-mapped to emphasize the color differences and distinguish the elements. Green represents hydrogen, red is sulfur, and blue is oxygen. The Veil is what remains of a star that blew itself up between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago, scattering its contents across an expanding area currently 130 light years across. It is about 1,500 light years from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, the swan.

 

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Technical Details

Optics:Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX4
Camera:QHY600M
Mount:Paramount MX+
Filters:Chroma 3nm [SII], H⍺, [OIII]
Dates/Times:8-15 October 2020
Location:RC-Astro North Observatory at New Mexico Skies
Exposure Details:Two-frame mosaic, 11 hours total exposure time
Acquisition:MaxIm DL 6, ACP Expert
Processing:PixInsight, Photoshop