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Astronomy picture of the week - The Eastern Veil

Eastern Veil

This stunning image of the Eastern Veil, catalogue number NGC 6992 was taken using Narrowband filters.

With just 1hr of exposure Doug has produced a stunning result for so little exposure time.

This image has had the Hubble treatment, the data having been colour mapped in the same way as the images produced by the Hubble space telescope

The Eastern Veil is the brighter component of the Veil Nebula complex located in Cygnus and a prime target for Astro Photographers. This ancient Supernova remnant shows a wealth of detail in the ever expanding filaments

Image sent in by Doug Jones