Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 1340  ·  NGC 6992  ·  NGC 6995  ·  Network nebula  ·  Veil nebula
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The Eastern Veil

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC12

Imaging cameras: Atik 4000

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: AP CCDT67

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Baader Planetarium OIII 8.5nm  ·  Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm


Dates:July 14, 2015July 19, 2015July 22, 2015July 26, 2015

Frames:
Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm: 53x1800" (26h 30') bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium OIII 8.5nm: 38x1800" (19h) bin 1x1

Integration: 45h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 11.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.18%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 847849

RA center: 20h 56' 45"

DEC center: +31° 27' 46"

Pixel scale: 0.957 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.814 degrees

Field radius: 0.612 degrees


Resolution: 2457x3901

Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: AstroCamp

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.

R:Ha G:Ha*0.15+OIII*0.85 BIII

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