Location of Photo:
San Juan Bautista, CA
Date/Time of photo:
June 8, 2008
Vixen VC200L modified classical Cassegrain @ f/9, SBIG STL-11000M, Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO
The Veil Nebula is a vast supernova remnant--the remains of a star which exploded some seven to ten thousand years ago. The entire Veil Nebula, of which this image is only a portion, spans three degrees in the constellation of Cygnus--six times the diameter of the full Moon.