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NGC6992 Eastern Veil Nebula

The Eastern Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus and with the Western 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: 14.6 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: July 2016
Total exposure time: 14.6 hours
Color combination: HA=Red, OIII=Green/Blue

Image data:
26 x 1200s HA
18 x 1200s OIII