Eastern part of Veil Nebula (NGC 6992)

Posted by Liors
on Thursday, June 06, 2013
Image taken from Borot Lotz Negev Desert Israel on Tuesday may 14, 2013

Object description:

The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus, a large but relatively faint supernova remnant.
The source supernova exploded some 5,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area 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.
data supports a distance of about 1,470 light-years, apparent magnitude-7.0, apparent dimension-3 deg, radius-50ly.

Image description:

12 light frames of 10 min each frame, total = 120 min
30 Bias frames combined
30 Flat frames combined
No Darks

Equipment description:

Main scope,
TMB 130ss f/7 with TS Flattener/Reducer .79
Guiding,
Orion 80mm ST + Orion SSAG
Mount,
EQ6
Camera,
QHY 10 OSC 10 megapixel

Stacking: Maxim DL5
Processing: Photoshop CS6

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