Veil Nebula Complex – Widefield

Veil Nebula Complex - NGC6960, NGC 6992, Pickering Triangle
Veil Nebula Complex – NGC6960, NGC 6992, Pickering Triangle

Short description:

Object Name Veil Complex in Cygnus – NGC6960, NGC 6992, Pickering Triangle
Object Type supernova remnant
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Date 03.10.2013
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope Sky Watcher refractor 120/600 + GSO 30mm + Baader OIII
Seeing 3/5 (medium)
Transparency 3/5 (medium)
NELM 5,5 mag

Veil Complex (or Cygnus Loop) is a very popular object for bigger apertures (>10”) with OIII filter. But in past I dreamt to see it whole in one field of view. When I bought SW 120/600 I decided to try. I needed to use wide field GSO 30mm eyepiece with 70 degree AFOV, so I achieved 3,5 degree of FOV. It was sufficent 🙂
Full Veil Complex in one field of view looks really beatufiul. “Finger of God” and Eastern Veil shine bright on a dark sky backround and between them you can find misty shadow of Pickering Traingle.
I can say it’s really easy object, but one of the most spectacular ones.

You should try it!

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2 thoughts on “Veil Nebula Complex – Widefield”

  1. Lukasz,

    An excellent observation of the Veil Nebula Complex (NGC 6960/6992 and Pickering Triangle). You have recorded the delicate components very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.


  2. One of my favorite objects, your capture is lovely and helps maintain the perspective of what we are seeing.
    Observed once in a wide field scope as a whole, spectacular!


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