Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Eastern Veil Nebula

The Eastern Veil Nebula is a portion of the overall Cygnus Veil Complex. It was formed many thousands of years ago when a star exploded, or went "supernova" as it is known. The Eastern Veil is not photographed as often other portions, like the "Witch's Broom" region, and is considerably harder to see visually. A dark sky, large scope, and some type of OIII filter is normally needed to see it with your eyes. The Witch's Broom region lies out of the frame at the bottom of the image.

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