Fletcher Photos - The Veil Nebula -52 Cygni portion
"52 Cygni & The Veil Nebula" -
supernova remnant

Tri-color on Technical Pan film - 16" f/4.5 Newtonian telescope

photo by Bill and Sally Fletcher

- 52 Cygni is the bright yellow star in the center of this highly detailed - western portion of The Veil Nebula supernova remnant. The supernova explosion that created this nebula occurred some 30 thousand years ago.

As time passes the remnant debris keeps traveling further out into space. Since it is known to be approximately 1500 light years away from us, one can observe by the surrounding star field that it has grown to an enormous size - yet it still retains a fine filamentary structure.

Compare to this "close-up" view, the wide field photo of this entire nebula by clicking HERE

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