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Contains:  NGC 6995, Network nebula, NGC 6992, IC 1340, Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 32Vul, The star Gienah (εCyg), The star 52Cyg, The star 49Cyg
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Veil Nebula in Cygnus 3 x 2 Mosaic, 


Veil Nebula in Cygnus 3 x 2 Mosaic

Veil Nebula in Cygnus 3 x 2 Mosaic

Technical card

Resolution: 2600x1721

Dates:April 28, 2019

Frames: 18x300"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.39% job: 2676262

RA center: 312.305 degrees

DEC center: 30.905 degrees

Pixel scale: 9.330 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 272.706 degrees

Field radius: 4.040 degrees

Locations: ORM, La Palma, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory


The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus

It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop, a supernova remnant, many portions of which have acquired their own individual names and catalogue identifiers. The source supernova was a star 20 times more massive than the Sun, which exploded around 8,000 years ago. The remnants have since expanded to cover an area of the sky roughly 3 degrees in diameter (about 6 times the diameter, or 36 times the area, of the full Moon). The distance to the nebula is not precisely known, but Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) data supports a distance of about 1,470 light-years.

3 x 2 mosaic in luminance only (colour in progress), each panel 3 x 300 secondswith 20% overlap calculated. Stitched in MSFT ICE.



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Veil Nebula in Cygnus 3 x 2 Mosaic,