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Contains:  NGC 6995, Network nebula, NGC 6992, IC 1340, Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 32Vul, The star Gienah (εCyg), The star 52Cyg
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The Veil Nebula and Surrounding Starfield, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...
The Veil Nebula and Surrounding Starfield

The Veil Nebula and Surrounding Starfield

Technical card

Resolution: 2400x1600

Dates:Oct. 13, 2017

Frames: 16x240" ISO1600

Integration: 1.1 hours

Darks: ~15

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 23.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.18%

Mean SQM: 21.20

Mean FWHM: 4.30

Temperature: 16.00 job: 1930150

RA center: 312.890 degrees

DEC center: 31.007 degrees

Pixel scale: 9.116 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.192 degrees

Field radius: 3.652 degrees

Locations: Sítio, Cristina, MG, Brazil


The VEIL NEBULA is a large supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus (the Swam). Born of the death supernova explosion of a giant star, probably 5000 years ago. The remnants of this explosion expanded, and today the wisps of nebulosity spans about 3 degrees. That’s 6 full moons in there! Being about 1500 light-years away from Earth, it is over 70 ly in diameter. It is also a wonderful photographic object: we all must agree the nebulosity is just stunningly beautiful!

Constructive criticism, comments and suggestions are more than welcome in the comments section. Thank's for taking your time to look at this image.

Taken from Rural Skies (Bortle 3-4; NELM ~6.2; SQM ~21.3*calculated), from Cristina, MG, Brazil (22ºS latitude).

Date and Time: October 13, 2017
Camera: Canon EOS 80D (unmodded), at ISO 1600
Lens: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8, operated at 200mm f/3.5
Mount: Sky-Watcher HEQ5, tracking, guided
Guiding: Starguider 50mm Guidescope + ASI120mm + PHD2; ~1.7" RMS
Exposure Detail: 16x240s (total 64min)



Gabriel R. Santos...
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The Veil Nebula and Surrounding Starfield, 


            Gabriel R. Santos...