Shock Value

The Veil Nebula west

The Veil Nebula West
By Rob EssonĀ 

10B graphite pencil with blending stump on white sketch paper. Digitally inverted.
8in LX200 f/6.3 with 31mm Nagler and UHC filter. Field of view 1.88deg, 41x
magnification. Drawn Sept 7, 2002 at the late lamented Great Plains Star Party under
excellent transparent skies and steady seeing.

The Veil Nebula West (NGC6960, Caldwell 34) is a supernova remnant which seems too
delicate to the eye to really be a shock wave from the blast crashing into the
interstellar medium!