Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Filamentary nebula  ·  IC 1340  ·  Lace-work nebula  ·  NGC 6960  ·  NGC 6992  ·  NGC 6995  ·  Network nebula  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil nebula
Veil Nebula Complex, 


Veil Nebula Complex
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Veil Nebula Complex


Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion EON 80ED
Imaging Cameras
Canon 450D - Rebel XSi - Full Spectrum Modified · Canon XSi, Baader modified
Orion Atlas EQ-G Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Baader HA 7nm
TeleVue 0.8x Photo Reducer/Flattener TRF-2008
BackyardEOS · Adobe CS3 · Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Astronomy tools for Photoshop · Luc Coiffier's DeekSkyStacker 3.3.3 v51
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope Orion Mini 50mm guidescope
Guiding Cameras
Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Acquisition details


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 804524

RA center: 20h51m00s.10

DEC center: +30°5110

Pixel scale: 2.701 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.068 degrees

Field radius: 2.123 degrees

Resolution: 620x526

Locations: Home, De Pere, WI, United States


This image is a two section mosaic of the veil nebula complex.

The Western Veil (near 52 Cygni) also known as the Witch’s Broom, Finger of God or Filamentary Nebula: NGC 6960

Eastern Veil: brightest area NGC 6992, trailing off farther south NGC 6995 and IC 1340

Pickering’s Triangle: brightest at the north central edge of the loop, but visible in photographs continuing toward the central area of the loop.

NGC 6974 and NGC 6979: Luminous knots in a fainter patch of nebulosity on the northern rim between NGC 6992 and Pickering's Triangle

Exposure time: Ha 14h + RGB 4h with a total integration time of 18h

Two section mosaic: for each section:

Ha: 28x15min ISO 1600 (7h integration time)

RGB: 30x4min ISO 1600 (2h integration time)


Sky plot

Sky plot


Veil Nebula Complex,