The Veil Nebula, the Cygnus Loop and other starfields in the constellation of the Swan

This image was taken in November 2011, from a location just outside the village of Kielder in Northumberland.
Using a Canon 350d with a 100mm F2 lens and mounted on the Astronomy Society's AstroTrak T320X, this image was taken under exceptionally clear skies on a night when even I was amazed by just how many deep sky objects were visible to the unaided eye.
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You can see the objects names above as blue and red curved lines near the top LHS of the image.
There is also a nice open cluster of stars just above the centre of the image.
The Milky Way of stars goes from top left to bottom right in this image.
The Cygnus loop is the left over from a Supernova explosion many years ago.
The Veil Nebula is a cloud of gas being heated by a nearby massive star - which can be seen in this image - to the right of the Cygnus loop.
 

The Veil Nebula, the Cygnus Loop and other starfields in the constellation of the Swan
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