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Veil / WF-Cygnus Loop

Classification: Nebula / NGC6960 / NGC6992 / NGC 6979
Constellation: Cygnus (CYG)
Object Location: Ra 20h 51m Dec +30° 50’49” (current)(Centered)
Size & Distance: Apx 3° Apx.1470 light years.

Date & Location: 06-15/16-2012 Home
Exposure: Ha 16 @ 15min. (bin 1x1)
Optics: Nikon 180ed lens open to f/5.6
Mount: Astro-Physics 900 GTO, ATS 10x36 pier.
Camera: SBIG-STL6303E @-20c Guided by TV60 / SBIG-RGH
Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha.
Software: MaxImDL 4.56 Photoshop CS5

Notes: Sky conditions: Good seeing, Light wind, Temp low 40’s
Image Field of view is apx 5° x 8°.

The Cygnus Loop is a large supernova remnant (SNR) in the constellation Cygnus, an emission nebula measuring nearly 3° across. Some arcs of the loop, known collectively as the Veil Nebula. The three main components of the Cygnus Loop consists of,
The Western Veil, NGC6960, C34.
The Eastern Veil, NGC6992, C33.
Pickering’s Triangle.
Open Cluster NGC6940 is to the lower right.