Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

Veil Nebula (Cygnus Loop)

The Veil Nebula / Cygnus Loop is the remnant of a 20 solar mass supernova estimated to have exploded 10,000 - 20,000 years ago. The apparent size in the sky is actually huge (6 times larger than the moon), which would be easily visible to our eyes if we could see such a dim object. Click on the image for a high resolution view.

Photo info
  • Date/Time: 21 June 2020 0742-1110 UT
  • Location: Vanishing Point Observatory
  • Camera: Canon Rp (Hutech modified) @ ISO 1600
  • Exposure: 38 x 5 min.
  • Lens/Scope: Borg 100ED / 0.85x focal reducer (500mm)
  • Filter: IDAS NGS1
  • Mount: Losmandy Titan
  • Guiding: SBIG STV / Borg 45ED
  • Image Processing: Adobe Camera Raw / Nebulosity / Registar / Lightroom