Eastern Veil Nebula

This is the Eastern Veil Nebula. I also took pictures of this last year in October, this year’s turn out much better even with the full moon thanks to shooting this in narrowband.

The Eastern Veil Nebula is also known as NGC 6992. It’s part of a recent (astronomically) supernova that happened about 10,000-20,000 years ago. The entire supernova remnant is called the Cygnus Loop, but it’s much to big for me to image all at once thanks to it only being 2400 light-years away.

If we were alive during the supernova we’d have seen a star that outshone Venus in the night sky, and could still be visible during the day.

I captured this image in narrowband and applied the Hubble pallette so this is technically a false color image. If we could see this with our naked eye it would appear mostly red.