Eastern Veil Nebula

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NGC 6992, NGC 6995, IC 1340

Name: NGC 6992 + NGC 6995 + IC 1340
Alternate Names: Eastern Veil Nebula, Caldwell 33
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: 1,400 light years
Magnitude: 7
Type: Supernova Remnant
Discovered: William Herschel September 5, 1784
Fun Facts: The Eastern Veil is part of a larger complex of nebula known as the Veil Nebula. This section
of the Veil nebula consists of NGC 6992 (the long body), NGC 6995 (the first wide segment),
and IC 1340 (the second/last wide segment). The Western Veil and Pickering’s Triangle are
the largest of the other objects in the Veil nebula. The entire Veil complex is very large and appears about
the same size as 6 full moons or 3 degrees in diameter. This is a false color image using the HOO method.

Telescope: Televue NP101 with .8 Reducer
Camera: QSI 683
Mount: Astro-Physics AP900
Exposure: Ha=16×1200 Seconds, OIII=15×1200 Seconds