Little Veil Neb­ula (SNR G065.2+05.7) in Cygnus

G65.2+5.7 is a SNR in the con­stel­la­tion of Cygnus, sim­il­ar to the well known Cygnus Loop. It was dis­covered 1977 by T.R. Gull and cov­ers an area of about 3.5° x 4.0°. Because of G65.2+5.7 large dis­tance (about 2500 lightyears) and high­er age (about 30’000 years), the fil­a­ments are very faint. Parts of the fil­amet­ary struc­tures have been cata­logued as Sh2-91, Sh2-94 and Sh2-96.

To bring out the struc­ture of the loops, very long nar­row­band images have been used and com­bined with RGB data. North is up in this image.

Lot of very detailed inform­a­tion about this object can be found on Stephane Zolls web­site.


Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
Andor CG16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaOIIIR­GB 400:520:210:210:210 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Little Veil Neb­ula (SNR G065.2+05.7) in Cygnus

LBN 380 Region Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.