Veil Nebula

Veil nebula Canon 350D Sergi Verdugo

Exposure: 19x600" @ ISO 800
Telescope: William Optics Megrez 88FD with Borg DG-L
Filter: Baader UV/IR cut 2"
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6 Pro
Camera: Modded Canon 350D in cooler box
Date: 19th July 2009
Location: Rasos de Peguera (Barcelona, Spain)
Comments: I had some flexure problems because the telescope field rotator was not firmly tighted and the stars became a bit elongated and bigger than they should be.

The Veil Nebula, also known as the Cygnus Loop, is a large, relatively faint supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. The source supernova exploded some 5000 to 8000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover a big area of 3x3 degrees. The distance to the nebula is not precisely known, with estimates ranging from 1400 to 2600 light-years.