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The Details
Object
NGC 6992 & 6995 Network Nebula portion of Veil Nebula in Cygnus
Optics
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Filters
Custom Scientific 3nm Hydrogen-Alpha
Date
20 June 2004
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 8 x 1200 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop
Orientation
Field of View: 01°37’ x 01°05’ centered on RA 20h56m16s
DEC 31°27’37”. North angle 46.5 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
The Network Nebula consists of NGC 6992 and NGC 6995. It is the easternmost portion of the Veil Nebula complex. In the above image NGC 6992 runs horizontally in a sweeping arc along the upper end of the frame, while NGC 6995 is the thicker, bright extension on the lower left side of the arc. This beautiful display of intertwining strands and folds of gas were formed over 5,000 years ago by a supernova explosion.

 

 

 

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