Astrophotography

Dide van den Heuvel

NGC6995 - Eastern Veil Nebula


Name:
NGC6995 - Eastern Veil Nebula (part of Veil Nebula)
Date:
30 october 2013
Exposure
: 42min - 7x 6Min ISO400
Telescope:
8" Newton f/3.8 800mm with GPU f/4 coma corrector
Mount:
NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD
Camera:
Canon 450D Baader modified, Cool box temp 4c - Sensor temp 14c & IDAS LPS P2 Filter
Location:
Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands

Object Wikipedia information

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 (radio source W78, or Sharpless 103), 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, but Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) data supports a distance of about 1,470 light-years.

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