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Western Veil Nebula

This is an image of the Western Veil Nebula. Processing this one was a bit of a challenge and I went through several iterations thanks to helpful feedback from more experienced image processors. I seem to have a bit of a heavy hand on the processing controls and I’m trying to tone that back. Of course, getting more and better data is the best place to start but that’s a challenge for another day.

The Western Veil is part of a supernova remnant called the Cygnus Loop. Collectively, they cover several degrees of the sky and are much too large for a single field in even modest focal length (by astrophotography standards).

You can find the image on astrobin.

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