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





    
        

            Leo Shatz
Eastern Veil Nebula

Eastern Veil Nebula

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Resolution: 3326x2504

Astrometry.net job: 1759876

RA center: 314.000 degrees

DEC center: 31.490 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.096 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.951 degrees

Field radius: 1.212 degrees

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

Based on narrowband HSO data from DSW remote observatory. Processing with PixInsight and Photoshop CC.

FSQ106/QSI683wsg/Paramount MyT
H:22x1800s,S:21x1800s,O:22x1800s

The Eastern Veil nebula (also known as Caldwell 33, or NGC 6992) is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation of Cygnus and is located at around 1470 light-years from Earth. It is part of the Cygnus Loop which is a faint supernova remnant that exploded approximately 7000 years ago. From the moment the source star exploded and until now, the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant expanded to a diameter of roughly 6 full moons (visually from our perspective), which translates to spanning about 70 light years across. The red hues in this image are from ionized hydrogen content of gas clouds that emit light in the H-alpha wavelength, while the cyan hues are from oxygen ions.

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Leo Shatz
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Eastern Veil Nebula, 





    
        

            Leo Shatz