Bat Nebula in the Eastern Veil - Bicolour
This is a portion of the Veil Nebula complex in the constellation of Cygnus (The Swan). The veil is a 'supernova remnant' - a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust from a star that exploded around 3,000 - 6,000 BC. It is approximately 1,500 light years from Earth.
Data were captured from my home observatory in Nottinghamshire in October 2016 using my Esprit 120 telescope and QSI 690 camera.
Ha: 15 x 1200s
OIII: 11 x 1200s
For a total of 8 hours and 40 minutes expousre time.
This photograph was 'Image of the Day' for 31 October 2016 on the astrophotography site 'Astrobin'. It was also awarded European Astronomy Picture of the Day for 2 November 2016.
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