NGC 6992

Veil Nebula

Supernova Remnant

Size: 78' x 8'

Constellation: Cygnus

RA: 20h 56.2m

Dec: +31 42'

 

This image captures a portion of the Veil Nebula's eastern loop. The visible portions of this nebula span about 2.5 degrees of sky, and are the wispy remnants of a 40,000 year-old supernova explosion located about 1500 light-years from Earth. The radial velocity of this tenuous cloud of gas and dust is about 45 miles/second. Radio emissions from the Veil Nebula were first detected at Jodrell Bank in England.

Imaging Equipment

Exposure Information

Red

7 exposures @ 3 minutes

Green

5 exposures @ 3 minutes

Blue

5 exposures @ 3 minutes

Total Exposure Time

51 minutes

 

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