NGC 6992

The Veil Nebula is comprised of three main elements - the Eastern Veil (shown above), the Western Veil and Pickering's Triangle. It is the remnant of a supernova explosion and is one of the most beautiful objects in the night sky. Visual observers may have difficulty seeing the detail unless they use an oxygen III filter.


OTA:  William Optics Star71

Camera:  Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters:  Astrodon Ha/OIII (3nm)

Mount:  CGEM DX

Exposure:  Ha:OIII   225:135 (m)

Data obtained:  July - October 2014

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory