Eastern Veil Nebula

Designation: NGC 6992
Hemisphere: Northern
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: 2,400 light years
Object type: Supernova Remnant


The Eastern Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus, around 2,400 light years from Earth. The nebula is part of the larger Cygnus Loop, a supernova remnant formed roughly 15,000 years ago from the explosion of a massive star. It is believed that the original supernova would have been bright enough to be seen clearly from Earth with the naked eye.


Mount: Celestron Evolution
Main Telescope: William Optics ZS73EDii
Main camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Main camera filter: Optolong L-eNhance

Acquisition details

Total integration time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Acquisition software: SharpCap Pro
Processing software: APP – PixInsight
Location: Luxembourg

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