Fabian Mast Photography

Veil nebula (NGC 6992/6995)

“The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus.
It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop, a supernova remnant, many portions of which have acquired their own individual names and catalogue identifiers. The source supernova was a star 20 times more massive than the Sun, which exploded around 8,000 years ago. The remnants have since expanded to cover an area of the sky roughly 3 degrees in diameter (about 6 times the diameter, or 36 times the area, of the full Moon). The distance to the nebula is not precisely known, but Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) data supports a distance of about 1,470 light-years.” (Wikipedia, 27th Apr 2019)

    General Information

– 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th and 23th Jul 2015
– 29th Jul 2016
Camera: Canon EOS 600Da
Filters: Astronomik Clip-Filter UV+IR Block, Hutech IDAS LPS D1
Optics: Skywatcher Explorer 200/100 Newton
Mount: NEQ6 Pro
Guiding: Lacerta MGEN (with OAG)

    Image Information

Exposure time:
– 35 x 600s (ISO 200, with UV/IR filter)
– 30 x 600s (ISO 200, with IDAS filter)
Total exposure time: 10.8 hours
Calibration frames: bias, flats, no darks
Dithering: Yes

Astrobin: www.astrobin.com/258975/
Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/K2zxvx

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