September 2017 Skynotes - NGC 6992

NGC 6992-95 - Eastern Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula is a large faint supernova remnant in the Constellation Cygnus around 2,100 light-hears away and was discovered in 1784 by William Herschel.

It is one of the best known supernova remnants deriving it name from it’s delicate filamentary structures which stretches across space 110 light-years.

This image shows a portion of the Eastern Veil Nebula, NGC 6992, NGC 6995 and IC1340. It is hoped to create a mosaic of the whole of the nebula if weather permits.

It is a stunning object to find visually and a good clear night is required, and is an ideal object to practice averted vision to see the detail.

Bob Sayer


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Location: Cornwall

NGC 6992 - R.A 20h 57m 07.68s Dec +31º 47’ 09.6”

Image Size 53.7 x 35.5 arcsin.

Captured: 2017-09-19/21

The image is a compilation of 45 x 120 sec subs.


4” Apochromatic refractor @f/5.4

Imaging Camera - Artemis 285 CCD Mono

Guiding - Celestron 80mm f5 refractor Skyris132M b/w camera 

Mount EQ6 controlled by EQMOD and PHD2.

Filters: Deep Sky