Veil Nebula (western part): This beautifully colored nebula is the western part of the Veil Nebula complex. The shock waves of the Super Nova explosion of a star several times the mass of our sun, 5000-8000 years ago, excite the interstellar gas to glow. The thin colorful slices of glowing hydrogen and oxygen gas can be observed, because we look onto them edge-on.

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Object Veil Nebula(western part)
Category Super Nova Remnants
Designation NGC 6960
Constellation Cygnus
Optics TMB 130 f/6
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 10 x 5min, IDAS LPS filter, 20 x 5min LPS + Astronomik UHC filter, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration No Dark- and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Guiding Software: Maxim DL
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 23 July 2007
Remark Final merging was done using Photoshop´s layer blending mode
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