Veil Nebula

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Technical data:
Scope:   Borg 100ED F6.4 w/Multi-flattener
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guider: SBIG STV / Borg 76ED @ F6.6
Camera: Planet Town 6x7 vacuum-back astro camera
Film: Kodak E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 60 minutes

The Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant estimated to be 160,000 years old, contains numerous subtle filaments which are difficult to see even on contrast-enhanced color images. But when the red-channel is viewed as a high contrast negative, the additional structure becomes much more apparent. To see this, put your mouse on the image. (Click on it if you don't have Javascript enabled.)

Click on the photo to see the red-channel monochrome version.

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