Object: The Veil Nebula - NGC6992-95 in Cygnus
Exposure: Composite of two 35-minute exposures
Processing: Negatives scanned at 3048dpi with a UMAX Powerlook 3000 scanner, blended in Picture Window Pro 2.5 and enhanced in Adobe Photoshop 4.0
Telescope: TeleVue 85mm f/7 APO refractor @ f/5.6
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: SBIG ST-4
Film: gas-hypered 35mm Kodak Pro 400(PPF)
Location: Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
Comments: Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel, NGC6992-95, the eastern segment of the Veil Nebula, is one of the most beautiful supernova remnants (SNR's) in the sky.
The central segment of the Veil, NGC6974 & 79, also known as Pickering's Triangular Wisp, can be seen in the lower right corner of the image. The nebula is thought to have exploded roughly 30-40 thousand years ago.
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