NGC6960, NGC6992, NGC6995
The Veil Nebula - Composite

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NGC6992, NGC6960, NGC6995
Constellation: Cygnus - the Swan
Type: Supernova remnant
Exposure: Mosaic of two images taken 10-18-03.  Each was 60 minutes on hypered Tech Pan.
Processing: Levels, color correction in Photoshop.
Equipment: Orion 120ST f/5 refractor, Televue field flattener and Lumicon deepsky filter.
Both exposures used a Losmandy G11 Gemini mount guided with an SBIG ST-4 autoguider
on a Celestron guidescope using a home made side-by-side dovetail bracket.
Notes: The two images are shown here in their relative positions in the sky.  I didn't intend to combine
them, but after seeing there was some overlap in them, I thought it would be interesting to show
the two halves together.  The dark areas are where there are no common areas in the images.

You can also view color images of the western and eastern halves of this object.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2002

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