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
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.