Veil Nebula 2-panel Mosaic

Sorry, I’ve been slow processing all my images. I have a few projects I’m trying to finish up before moving on to all my Okie-Tex stuff. Here is one of them. I imaged the Veil Nebula every clear night in August:

2-panel mosaic of the famous Veil Nebula Complex.

This amazing supernova remnant is about 10,000 - 20,000 years old. At the time of the explosion, the supernova would have appeared brighter than Venus in the sky, and visible in the daytime! The remnants have since expanded to cover an area of the sky roughly 3 degrees in diameter (about 6 times the diameter, and 36 times the area, of the full Moon). It’s also relatively close at about 2400 light years away.

HOO Color palette.

75, 10-minute Ha per panel
75, 10-minute OII per panel

50 hours total integration.

Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED, 550mm focal length, F5.5
ZWO ASI2600mm Pro
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro mount
Guided and dithered, 2x drizzled in Pixinsight

Pixinsight and Photoshop

Locations: My backyard Bortle-7 and CRO Bortle-4

Data was collected on every clear night in August of 2023.


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The image is really big, just click on it to go to my Flickr page to see it.


Wow, what an image. Nice work, Andy. The mosaic paneling looks great too!

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Thanks Jaxon :+1:

Gorgeous image Andy! Someday I’ll figure out how to process mine so they look a bit better. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy yours.