NGC6992 Eastern Veil

Image information:

Date: 09/23/2006
Equipment: SBIG ST2000XM with CFW8a and Astronomik type 2c LRGB filter set through WO ZS105ED telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. WO ZS105ED working at f5.6 with WO 0.8X reducer/flattener.
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: 11X4min Luminance binned 1X1, RG&B 6X3min each binned 2X2

Object information:

Object designations:

NGC6992, Eastern Veil Nebula, Network Nebula
Object type:
Supernova remnant
Object size:
60' X 8'
Constellation: Cygnus
Some 5000 years ago a massive star (at least 8 times the mass of the Sun) exploded as a Type II Supernova. That explosion created supernova remnant complex known as the Cygnus Loop or the Veil Nebula complex. The complex lays some 1400 ly away from us towards the constellation of Cygnus. NGC6992 is a part of that complex.

Related images:

List of related images:

Veil Nebula, CFHT with QSI583wsg and Pentax-M* 67 300mm F/4 ED (IF) lens