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Visibility III / V
I don't know if this is crazy trying to photograph deep sky objects during a full moon in May. However, I tried and I could see something from the Bat Fog.
En tiedä onko tämä hullua yrittää kuvata toukokuussa täydenkuun aikana syväntaivaankohteita. Yritin kuitenkin ja jotain sain näkyviin Lepakkosumusta.
Supernova remnant is the remnant of the big star died in supernova explosion. The supernova remnants are quite irregularly shaped. Rather many of them ring-like strusture.
The moderate big instruments and possibly special filters are needed to see supernova remnants.
The Crab Nebula was born in a star explosion in 1054. This is the easiest supernova remnant in the sky to observe. Image Tero Hirvikoski.
The supernova remnant Simesis 147 is in Taurs and Auriga. Image J-P Metsävainio.
The Veil Nebula in Cygnus is wide-area supernova remnant in the sky. There is a detailed image of the boxed area. Image J-P Metsävainio.
This detail of Veil Nebula is known as Pickering's Triangle. Image J-P metsävainio.
A strip of Veil Nebula. Image Rauno Päivinen.
Observation duration 50 min
CovalENS technology: No
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