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NGC6960 Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus and with the Eastern Veil contributes to the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop.

Distance to earth: 1’470 lightyears
Apparent size: 60 arcminutes (2 x the moon)

Imaging time: 6 hours

Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: October – December 2015
Total exposure time: 6 hours
Color combination: HA=Red, OIII=Green/Blue

Image data:
8 x 1200s HA
10 x 1200s OIII