NGC6992 Eastern Veil Nebula
Scope: Deep Sky Instruments RC10c 254mm @ f/7.4 Corrected Ritchey Chretien
Camera: Q453HR CCD Labs- One Shot Color Camera
Total Exposure: 10.5 hours 42 x 15 min. unbinned
September 2011: Chico, California, USA
Comments: This image shows a small portion of an immense supernova reminant the exploded some 8,000 years ago. The above image captures some of that filamentary and gigantic shock in visible light. Hydrogen atoms being excited by atomic collisions glow red, while oxygen appears blue.