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Once there was a star about 20 times larger than our Sun. Sometimes between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago this star exploded in a giant supernova. During the explosion, the outer layers of this star were blown out into space in an ever expanding supernova remnant. Over the course of three nights, I photographed the debris of this supernova explosion.


This supernova remnant, located 1,470 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus, is called “The Veil Nebula”, and also the “Cygnus Loop”. The Veil Nebula is typically divided into three parts, the Eastern Veil, the Western Veil also called the Witch’s Broom, and Pickering’s Triangle.


One thousand four hundred and seventy years ago, just as Persia was standing up the first windmills used for irrigation, Justinian of Byzantine was sacking Italy, a plague was plaguing Europe, and the Middle Ages were setting in, the Veil Nebula supernova remnant launched some photons towards Earth. Last night I caught some of them.


The East Veil Nebula

  • If you order a metal print of The East Veil Nebula, you can choose the size, surface, and finish of your picture.

    Canvas Prints come in only one finish (Flat/Matte) and one hanging option, so you will not be prompted for those options.

    Acrylic prints come with only one finish and one hanging option (French Cleat -- because of their heavier weight).

    You can order several different sizes of Metal, Canvas, and Acrylic Prints.

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