Fletcher Photos - The Veil Nebula
"The Veil Nebula"
supernova remnant

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

photo by Bill and Sally Fletcher

- The Veil Nebula is a supernova remnant. The supernova explosion that created it occurred some 30 thousand years ago.

As time passes the remnant debris continues to travel further out into space. It is known to be approximately 1500 light years away from us, so by observing the surrounding star field, one can see that it has grown to an enormous size. The name refers to its fine filamentary structure which makes it one of the most beautiful objects to observe through a telescope.

Compare to this "close-up" view, to our wide field photo of this entire supernova remnant by clicking HERE

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