DSLR astrophotography by Sergi Verdugo
The Veil Nebula
Exposure: 10×360″ @ ISO 1600
Telescope: William Optics Megrez 88FD with Borg DG-L
Filter: Omega Optical NPB 2″
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6 Pro
Camera: Amp-off Modded & Cooled Canon 350D
Date: 9th April and 14th May 2010
Location: Àger (Lleida, Spain)
Comments: Not very much exposure for this target however the NPB filter did a good job and I got a decent result.
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 3×3 degrees. The distance to the nebula is not precisely known, with estimates ranging from 1400 to 2600 light-years.