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





    
        

            Insight Observatory
NGC 6960 - The Veil Nebula

NGC 6960 - The Veil Nebula

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Resolution: 4096x4096

Dates:June 8, 2018

Frames:
Baader Blue: 1x120" bin 2x2
Baader Green: 1x120" bin 2x2
Baader Luminance: 1x120" bin 1x1
Baader Red: 1x120" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 23.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 2098704

RA center: 311.235 degrees

DEC center: 30.747 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.218 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 183.068 degrees

Field radius: 0.980 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: SkyPi Online Observatory

Description

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. 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, a large but relatively faint supernova remnant.

Imaged by: Caleb, Matt, and Quinn.

Imaged on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1).

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NGC 6960 - The Veil Nebula, 





    
        

            Insight Observatory