The Veil Nebula - NGC 6992 - NGC 6995 in Cygnus

The Veil Nebula - NGC 6992 - NGC 6995 in Cygnus

Exposure: Composite of two 35-minute exposures
Processing: Negatives scanned at 3048dpi with a UMAX Powerlook 3000 scanner, blended in Picture Window Pro 2.5 and enhanced in Adobe Photoshop 4.0
Telescope: TeleVue 85mm f/7 APO refractor @ f/5.6
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: SBIG ST-4
Film: gas-hypered 35mm Kodak Pro 400(PPF)
Location: Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
Date: 5/7/00

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel, NGC 6992 - NGC 6995, the eastern segment of the Veil Nebula, is one of the most beautiful supernova remnants (SNR's) in the sky. The central segment of the Veil, NGC 6974 & NGC 6979, also known as Pickering's Triangular Wisp, can be seen in the lower right corner of the image. The nebula is thought to have exploded roughly 30-40 thousand years ago.

RA: 20 56.3 - DEC: +31 42 - MAG: 99.9 - SIZE: 60'x8'
U2000: 120/121 - TIRION: 9

Chris Cook 2000