Location of Photo:
Mayhill, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo:
Takahashi FSQ-ED, 106mm APO, SBIG STL-11000M, RGB, Paramount ME, PixInsight
Western portion of Veil Nebula in Cygnus comprised of ionized Hydrogen )red) and Oxygen (blue) streams exploding through interstellar space from 10,000 year-old supernova.The bright star 52 Cygni is in the foreground and unrelated to the nebulosity. Pickering's Triangle (nebulosity in lower left quadrant), was discovered photographically by Williamina Fleming of Harvard College Observatory in 1904, and then -by convention- named for the observatory director, Edward Charles Pickering.