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Contains:  Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg

Image of the day 07/15/2016

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    Western Veil Nebula - NGC6960, 





    
        

            Thomas Richter
    Western Veil Nebula - NGC6960

    Western Veil Nebula - NGC6960

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3281x2437

    Dates:July 9, 2016

    Frames:
    Baader B 1.25'' CCD Filter: 11x300" -20C bin 1x1
    Baader G 1.25'' CCD Filter: 10x300" -20C bin 1x1
    Baader R 1.25'' CCD Filter: 11x300" -20C bin 1x1

    Integration: 2.7 hours

    Darks: ~35

    Flats: ~20

    Bias: ~100

    Avg. Moon age: 5.08 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 26.47%

    Temperature: 14.00

    Astrometry.net job: 1339651

    RA center: 311.514 degrees

    DEC center: 30.685 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.220 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 124.218 degrees

    Field radius: 0.692 degrees

    Locations: Kreben, Kreben(Wilhermsdorf), Bayern, Germany

    Description

    It was a very clear night, and a relative short exposure time made it possible to get this beautiful picture.
    Only R,G and B was captured.
    Thanks for watching !

    Please also watch my timelapse on youtube, which shows the conditions on this night.
    https://youtu.be/JYr8s4EwMnU

    Object description (wikipedia.org):

    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 circa 3,000 BC to 6,000 BC, 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 Western Veil (also known as Caldwell 34), consisting of NGC 6960 (the "Witch's Broom", "Finger of God", or "Filamentary Nebula") near the foreground star 52 Cygni.

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    Thomas Richter
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    Western Veil Nebula - NGC6960, 





    
        

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