Pickerings Triangle in HST Palette


Chris Heapy

Macclesfield, UK

Televue NP127is refractor, Losmandy G11 mount, Televue Pronto and Lodestar for guiding. Image data post-processed using StarTools and Photoshop.

This is just a small section of the huge supernova remnent known as the Veil Nebula in the constellation of Cygnus the Swan. It is named Pickerings Triangle due to its notable triangular appearance when viewd through the eyepice. This image is a narrow band composition of H-alpha, OIII, and SII data, a total of 5hrs and 40min exposure.