Van den Bergh 142

Western Veil Nebula

This is an emission nebula that was catalogued by Stuart Sharpless in his 1959 publication in the This very faint nebula is located in the constellation of Cepheus. See this nebula in Hyrdogen Alpha light here.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: Vdb 142 and the Elephant Trunk
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cepheus
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 3000 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 270 minutes, 9 x 10 minute subs per channel rgb
Position: R.A. 21 hr 38 min , Dec +570 26'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 16 August 2007
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village