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Contains:  NGC 6995, Veil nebula, Network nebula, NGC 6992, IC 1340
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NGC 6992- The Eastern Veil Nebula, 


            Shannon Calvert
NGC 6992- The Eastern Veil Nebula

NGC 6992- The Eastern Veil Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT115EDT

Imaging camera:Canon 7D Mark II mod

Mount:Celestron CGEM II

Guiding telescope or lens:Astro-Tech 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI 120 MM-S

Focal reducer:Astro-Tech 2" Field Flattener


Resolution: 2400x1603

Dates:June 3, 2019June 9, 2019

50x120" ISO80
62x120" ISO800

Integration: 3.7 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 3.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00 job: 2739678

RA center: 314.077 degrees

DEC center: 31.414 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.356 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.441 degrees

Field radius: 0.945 degrees

Locations: The Westport Observatory (WAS), Westport, CT, United States

Data source: Backyard


Normally this nebula is reserved for dark sites, but shooting well after midnight with better than average sky transparency around a new moon made photos viable from light polluted Westport. Gathering lots of data helps, too.



Shannon Calvert
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 6992- The Eastern Veil Nebula, 


            Shannon Calvert