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The Details
Object
The Veil Nebula Complex in Cygnus (aka Cygnus Loop)
Optics
Takahashi FSQ-106 @ f/5
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance 5nm Hydrogen-alpha filter
Date
10 and 13 August 2010
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 15 x 1200 sec 1x1 bin
Software
CCD Stack, Maxim DL/CCD, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 03°54’ x 02°36’ centered on RA 20h50m55.4s
DEC+ 31°05’14" (2000.0). North angle 332.6 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes

Also known as the Cygnus Loop, the Veil Nebula Complex is a vast supernova remnant (SNR) located about 1500 light years from Earth spanning approximately a 3° x 3° swath of the sky. Named NGC objects in the Veil include NGC 6960, 6979, 6992 and 6995.

 

 

 

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