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Contains:  IC 1340, NGC 6992, NGC 6995, Network nebula, Veil nebula

Image of the day 07/19/2015

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    The Eastern Veil Nebula, 


            Thomas Richter
    The Eastern Veil Nebula
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    The Eastern Veil Nebula

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:GSO 8" f/5 Newton

    Imaging camera:Canon EOS 450Da

    Mount:SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

    Guiding telescope or lens:Viewfinder 8x50

    Guiding camera:Astrolumina Alccd5L-IIc

    Focal reducer:TS Coma corrector 2"

    Software:PHD2 GuidingDSS, Fitswork, Gimp

    Dates:July 15, 2015

    10x120" ISO800
    23x300" ISO800
    10x60" ISO800

    Integration: 2.4 hours

    Flats: ~30

    Bias: ~30

    Avg. Moon age: 28.99 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 0.33%

    Temperature: 16.00

    Basic astrometry details job: 1762853

    RA center: 20h 56' 14"

    DEC center: +31° 28' 55"

    Pixel scale: 1.177 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 87.659 degrees

    Field radius: 0.834 degrees

    Resolution: 4253x2817

    Locations: Weißenbrunn/Altdorf, Altdorf, Bayern, Germany


    Object description ( :

    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 (radio source W78, or Sharpless 103), a large but relatively faint supernova remnant. The source supernova exploded some 5,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area 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.

    The Hubble Space Telescope captured several images of the nebula. The analysis of the emissions from the nebula indicate the presence of oxygen, sulfur, and hydrogen. This is also one of the largest, brightest features in the x-ray sky.



    Thomas Richter
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      The Eastern Veil Nebula, 


            Thomas Richter
      The Eastern Veil Nebula, 


            Thomas Richter
      The Eastern Veil Nebula, 


            Thomas Richter
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      The Eastern Veil Nebula, 


            Thomas Richter

    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    The Eastern Veil Nebula, 


            Thomas Richter