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NGC 6992 - The Network Nebula

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Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106N FSQ

Imaging camera: QSI 583wsg

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Software: CCD Autopilot 5

Resolution: 1200x814

Dates: July 7, 2010

Frames: 29x600"

Integration: 4.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.91%

Astrometry.net job: 1511782

RA center: 314.069 degrees

DEC center: 31.373 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.310 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.205 degrees

Field radius: 0.868 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States

Description

The Network Nebula is the eastern portion of the much larger complex known as the Veil Nebula complex. It is caused by an expanding shockwave from a supernova that exploded in the area some 10,000 years ago. The Nebula is not part of the remains of the original supernova star, but the result of the expanding shockwave interacting with pre-existing gases in the area heating them to millions of degrees and causing them to glow with their characteristic colors.

NGC6992 lies at a distance of 1500 light years.

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NGC 6992 - The Network Nebula, Hap Griffin