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Veil Nebula / Cygnus Loop

Classification: Nebula / NGC6960-6979-6992-6995
Constellation: Cygnus (CYG)
Object Location: Ra 20h 51m Dec +30° 57” (current)(Centered)
Size & Distance: Apx 3° Apx.1470 light years.

Date & Location: 09-10/11-2018 Palomar Mountain, CA.
Exposure: Ha,O3,RGB- Ha 9x15, O3 10x15 RGB 3ea.x5 (bin 1x1)
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO110FL w/ TEC FF @ f/5.74, 631mm using the Optec FocusLynx.
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTOCP4 / ATS 10x36 pier.
Camera: FLI-PL16803 @-25c / FLI CFW5-7 / Guided by SBIG ST-I / w OAG.
Filters: Astrodon 50mm sq 3nm, Ha-O3 G2-RGB
Software: MaxImDL 6.10, Photoshop CS5, CCDStack, Topaz Labs.

Notes: Sky conditions: Seeing Ok w/ light smoke, Light wind, Temp mid 60’s
Image Field of view is 200x200 arcmin.

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, NGC6979