Veil Nebula

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Object Type: Supernova Remnant
Constellation: Cygnus
 3.5o x 2.3o

The Veil Nebula represents the remnant of a supernova that occurred about 15,000 years ago. It is located at a distance of approximately 2,500 light-years. The brighter portion on the left (east) is NGC 6992/5, and the portion on the right is NGC 6960, next to the fourth-magnitude star 52 Cygni. The portion at top center is known as Pickering's Triangular Wisp. Visually, the Veil is greatly enhanced by an O-III filter, and is a spectacular sight in a large-aperture telescope.

Equipment: Vixen 102-ED/TS Optics field flattener/Astrodon LRGB filters/STL-11000M/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/6.5
 LRGB: L 37 x 10 minutes; R 24 x 10 minutes; G 28 x 10 minutes; B 32 x 10 minutes; RGB binned 2x2
 June 29-30 and July 1-3, 2014
 Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes:
 The RGB image was duplicated twice and combined with the original using Soft Light to enhance color.

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