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


            Fabiano B. Diniz
Western Veil Nebula

Western Veil Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 5034x2832

Dates:July 14, 2018

Frames: 42x120" ISO1600

Integration: 1.4 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 1.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.94% job: 2583840

RA center: 311.596 degrees

DEC center: 30.327 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.849 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 306.463 degrees

Field radius: 1.483 degrees

Locations: Fazenda São Paulo, Padre Bernardo, Goiás, Brazil

Data source: Traveller


This photo shows the Western Veil Nebula, as well as some other minor nebulosities in the region of the Cygnus constellation. This nebula, along with two others (Eastern Veil and Pickering's Triangle), constitute the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop. This Loop is the remnants of a supernova star. The gases resulted from the supernova have grown up in size and now cover a wide portion of the sky (approximately 6 full Moons in diameter).



Fabiano B. Diniz
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Western Veil Nebula, 


            Fabiano B. Diniz