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Uploaded 7-Oct-10
Taken 4-Oct-10
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Subcategory:Night Sky
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:NGC6992, Nebula, Veil
Photo Info

Dimensions3720 x 2640
Original file size8.29 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken4-Oct-10 22:22
NGC6992 Eastern Veil Nebula 2010

NGC6992 Eastern Veil Nebula 2010

About this Object:
The Veil Nebula, is part of the Cygnus Loop, radio source W78, or Sharpless 103. Other parts of the loop include the 'Eastern Veil', the 'Western Veil' or 'Witch's Broom Nebula', and Pickering's Triangular Wisp. It 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.

About this Photo:
Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Orion ED80 @ F7.5
Mount: HEQ-5
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / Taurus Tracker III
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Exposure: 58 x 180 Sec @ ISO 1600 (2 hrs 54 min.)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: ImagesPlus 3.75 – Darks,Flats,Bias
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Noise Ninja; Noel Carboni's Tools;
Date(s): October 4, 2010
Temperature(s): 50-60º F