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Contains:  Filamentary nebula, IC 1340, Lace-work nebula, NGC 6960, NGC 6992, NGC 6995, Network nebula, The star 32Vul, The star 52Cyg, Veil nebula
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Cygnus Loop aka The Veil Nebula, 


            Neven Krcmarek
Cygnus Loop aka The Veil Nebula
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Cygnus Loop aka The Veil Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Sept. 19, 2018

Frames:Astronomik CCD CLS Canon EOS Clip: 279x80" ISO800

Integration: 6.2 hours

Darks: ~70

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 9.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 73.14%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2347132

RA center: 20h 51' 15"

DEC center: +30° 52' 19"

Pixel scale: 5.753 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 83.483 degrees

Field radius: 3.235 degrees

Resolution: 3500x2036

Locations: Novi Zagreb, Zagreb, Hrvatska, Croatia

Data source: Backyard


The Veil nebula, remnant of a dying star and still an astronomical mystery. This emission nebula of ionized gas is very large in size, both visually in our sky and physically in space. 6 full Moons wide and 90 light years in size, 5 to 10 thousand years old and 1500 lights years away. There is no neutron star at the center of this nebula, there is one neutron star at the base of the blowout region but of unknown distance. The intertwined rope-like filaments of oxygen, sulfur and hydrogen gas are all that remains visible of what was once a star in our Milky way galaxy.

This was done all unguided over 3 nights using my Modded Canon 500d.

Did a short story video about the Veil using this image so feel free to check it out.



Neven Krcmarek
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Cygnus Loop aka The Veil Nebula, 


            Neven Krcmarek