NGC 6992 : The Veil Nebula

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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Messier Number:
-


NGC Number:
NGC 6992


Common Name:
The Veil Nebula


Constellation:
Cygnus


Distance from Earth:
1400 - 2600 light years


Visual Magnitude:
9


Size:
3 x3


Rate:

Description:
The Veil Nebula, also known as the Cygnus Loop or the Witch's Broom Nebula, is a large, relatively faint supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. The source supernova exploded some 5,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area of ~3x3 degrees; about 6 times the diameter or 36 times the area of a full moon. The distance to the nebula is not precisely known, with estimates ranging from 1,400 to 2,600 light-years. It was discovered on 1784 September 5 by William Herschel. (Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
15 August 2007


Location:
Italy - Altopiano dei 7 communi

Weather:
Temp = 15C


Equipment:
Skywatcher HEq5 Pro
Images aquired with: 

Canon 400D
EFS 17-85mm


Exposure Specs:
Lights: 
5x180 sec @ 1600ISO

Darks: 
3x180 sec @ 1600ISO

Flats: - 
Offsets: -

Total Exposure: 15min


Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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