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Contains:  IC 1340, NGC 6992, NGC 6995
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The Eastern Veil Nebula, NGC 6992, 


            Steven Bellavia
The Eastern Veil Nebula, NGC 6992
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The Eastern Veil Nebula, NGC 6992

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Borg 90FL

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ-6R Pro SynScan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: The Bellavia Basic 50mm f/6 guidescope

Guiding cameras: ASI224MC

Focal reducers: Borg 0.72X Quadruplet Super Reducer, #7872

Software: Digital Photo Professional  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.2  ·  Annie's Astro Actions V7  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  IDEIKI AstroPhotography Tool (APT)  ·  SharpCap Pro 3.2  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: ZWO Duo-Band Filter  ·  Astronomik 6nm OIII

Dates:July 17, 2020July 18, 2020July 19, 2020

Astronomik 6nm OIII: 11x300" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1
Optolong 7nm Ha 2": 13x300" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO Duo-Band Filter: 20x240" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.3 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 27.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.33%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean SQM: 21.70

Mean FWHM: 4.00

Temperature: 18.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3690381

RA center: 20h 56' 15"

DEC center: +31° 24' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.359 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.798 degrees

Field radius: 0.819 degrees

Resolution: 3594x2433

Data source: Traveller


The Eastern Veil Nebula, NGC 6992, is part of a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus that formed when a star 20 times more massive than the sun exploded, approximately 15,000 years ago. This supernova remnant has expanded to cover an area of the sky roughly 3 degrees in diameter (about 6 times the diameter of the full Moon). It is 2,400 light years distant.



Steven Bellavia
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The Eastern Veil Nebula, NGC 6992, 


            Steven Bellavia