NGC 6992- The Eastern Veil Nebula

Image Capture Detail

Optics:  Mead SCT 14 @ F/2 with HyperStar
Mount: Mitty Wedge
Camera: SX H18
Filters: Astronomik Ha - OIII - SII
Exposure:  15 X 5 Minutes = 75 Minutes Each
Time: 8:00PM -  12:00AM
Location: Cold Brook, NY
© 2012 David A. Trapani
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Easter Veil Nebula

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.[2]