Veil Nebula Western

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Western Veil Nebula, NGC 6960, Caldwell 34

Name: NGC 6960
Alternate Names: Caldwell 34, Western Veil Nebula
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: 1,400 Light Years
Magnitude: 7
Type: Supernova remnant
Discovered: William Herschel September 7, 1784
Fun Facts: 52 Cygni is the bright star in the center of the nebula. The Western Veil nebula is part of a larger complex of nebula known as the Veil nebula. The Eastern Veil and Pickering’s Triangle are the other largest nebula in this group. The entire complex is about 3 degrees wide or roughly the size of six full moons.

Telescope: AstroTech 65
Camera: Canon T3i
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Exposures: 25×600 Seconds ISO 1600

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