NGC 6992

Western Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula is located in the Eastern most portion of the Constellation Cygnus. The remanents of a long ago supernova make up a large area of the sky, this is only a small portion of the entire complex. See a related article here.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: The Veil Nebula NGC 6992
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cygnus
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 1400 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 540 minutes, 9 x 10 minute subs per rgb channel, two frame mosaic Position: R.A. 20 hr 51 min , Dec +300 08'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 8 & 10 August 2007
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village