The Veil Nebula Complex

Pickerings Triangle NGC 6979 and the Western Part NGC 6960

Western Veil Nebula

A large portion of the Veil Nebula is seen here in this false color image. Data from a Hydrogen Alpha filter was used in the red channel and data from an OIII filter was used in the blue and green channels.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: The Veil Nebula Complex
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cygnus
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 2400 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 560 minutes, 14 x 20 Ha, 14 x 20 OIII Position: R.A. 20 hr 47 min , Dec +310 19'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 2 & 3 August 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village