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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, The star 49Cyg
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Veil Nebula in Cygnus 3 x 2 Mosaic, 


Veil Nebula in Cygnus 3 x 2 Mosaic

Veil Nebula in Cygnus 3 x 2 Mosaic

Technical card

Resolution: 3441x2269

Dates:April 28, 2019

Frames: 24x300"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.39% job: 2685388

RA center: 312.322 degrees

DEC center: 30.918 degrees

Pixel scale: 6.999 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 273.248 degrees

Field radius: 4.007 degrees

Locations: ORM, La Palma, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory


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 supernova remnant, many portions of which have acquired their own individual names and catalogue identifiers. The source supernova was a star 20 times more massive than the Sun, which exploded around 8,000 years ago. The remnants have since expanded to cover an area of the sky roughly 3 degrees in diameter (about 6 times the diameter, or 36 times the area, of the full Moon). The distance to the nebula is not precisely known, but Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) data supports a distance of about 1,470 light-years.

The brighter segments of the nebula have the New General Catalogue designations NGC 6960, 6974, 6979, 6992, and 6995. The easiest segment to find is 6960, which runs behind the naked eye star 52 Cygni. NGC 6992/5 are also relatively easy objects on the eastern side of the loop. NGC 6974 and NGC 6979 are visible as knots in an area of nebulosity along the northern rim. Pickering's Triangle is much fainter, and has no NGC number (though 6979 is occasionally used to refer to it). It was discovered photographically in 1904 by Williamina Fleming (after the New General Catalogue was published), but credit went to Edward Charles Pickering (typical!!!).

3 x 2 mosaic in LRGB, each panel 4 x 300 seconds with 20% overlap calculated. Stitched in MSFT ICE. Frankly turned out way better than expect although maybe is better narrow band object?



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Veil Nebula in Cygnus 3 x 2 Mosaic,