Veil Nebulae (East & West)

Western Veil Nebula

Description: Diffuse Planetary Nebula Common Name: Western Veil Nebula : Cygnus Loop Messier Catalogue: N/A NGC: 6960 Constellation: Cygnus Size: 70.0 x 6.0 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +5.00 Distance: 2600 Light Years

Finding Veil Nebulae

The Veil Nebulae system is situated in the Constellation of Cygnus (the Swan). After finding Deneb which forms the back end of the swan locate Sadr which is the swans Shoulders. Move along the right wing and the Veil Nebulae are located between the two stars that make up the elbow and wing tip. Imaging As the Veil Nebula is a large supernova remnant that means that the surface brightness if fairly low which means that it is rather faint. I had tried imaging these two Nebs in the past with no success until I used a UHC filter which helps to bring out Nebulosity and it really makes a massive difference. When using this filter you will notice how the Nebula is enhanced which makes imaging and viewing a lot easier.
(Image from SkySafari 5 Pro)

Specification

Date Taken: 17/08/2018 Dark Site?: No Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: UHC Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 800 Video: Light Frames: 15 x 180 Seconds 3 x 200 Seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3

Eastern Veil Nebula

Description: Diffuse Planetary Nebula Common Name: Eastern Veil Nebula : Cygnus Loop Messier Catalogue: N/A NGC: 6992 / 6995 Constellation: Cygnus Size: 60.0 x 30.0 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +5.00 Distance: 2600 Light Years

Specification

Date Taken: 17/08/2018 Dark Site?: No Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: UHC Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 800 Video: Light Frames: 11 x 180 Seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3
June - January

Specification

Date Taken: 29/08/2018 Dark Site?: No, Garden Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Reducer/Flattener?: x0.8 Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: UHC Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 800 Video: N/A Light Frames: 17 x 200 Seconds 3 x 240 Seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3
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Veil Nebulae (East & West)

Western Veil Nebula

Description: Diffuse Planetary Nebula Common Name: Western Veil Nebula : Cygnus Loop Messier Catalogue: N/A NGC: 6960 Constellation: Cygnus Size: 70.0 x 6.0 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +5.00 Distance: 2600 Light Years

Finding Veil

Nebulae

The Veil Nebulae system is situated in the Constellation of Cygnus (the Swan). After finding Deneb which forms the back end of the swan locate Sadr which is the swans Shoulders. Move along the right wing and the Veil Nebulae are located between the two stars that make up the elbow and wing tip.

Specification

Date Taken: 17/08/2018 Dark Site?: No Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: UHC Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 800 Video: Light Frames: 15 x 180 Seconds 3 x 200 Seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3

Eastern Veil Nebula

Description: Diffuse Planetary Nebula Common Name: Eastern Veil Nebula : Cygnus Loop Messier Catalogue: N/A NGC: 6992 / 6995 Constellation: Cygnus Size: 60.0 x 30.0 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +5.00 Distance: 2600 Light Years

Specification

Date Taken: 17/08/2018 Dark Site?: No Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: UHC Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 800 Video: Light Frames: 11 x 180 Seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3
June - January

Specification

Date Taken: 29/08/2018 Dark Site?: No, Garden Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Reducer/Flattener?: x0.8 Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: UHC Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 800 Video: N/A Light Frames: 17 x 200 Seconds 3 x 240 Seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3
Imaging As the Veil Nebula is a large supernova remnant that means that the surface brightness if fairly low which means that it is rather faint. I had tried imaging these two Nebs in the past with no success until I used a UHC filter which helps to bring out Nebulosity and it really makes a massive difference. When using this filter you will notice how the Nebula is enhanced which makes imaging and viewing a lot easier.
© Paul’s Astrophotography 2020