Description

NGC 6992 is the east end of the Veil Nebula complex.
The west end can be found under catalog no. NGC6960.

This nebula is a supernova remnant, the host star exploded about 10.000 years ago.
NGC 6992 lies at a distance of about 1470 light years.

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Object info
Name NGC6992 – The Eastern Veil Nebula
Type Supernova remnant
Constellation Cygnus
Right ascension 20h 56m 09s
Declination +31° 43′ 24″
Distance 1.470 ly
Other designations Caldwell 33
Image info
Image date Aug. 04, 2007
Light frames 22x 4 min. @ ISO800 – Baader UHC-S
Total integration 1h 28m
Dark frames
Flat frames
Bias frames
Software used DSLRFocus, Pixinsight LE, ImagesPlus, Photoshop CS2
Processing DSLRFocus was used to focus the scope and create the imaging series.
ImagesPlus 2.8 was used to calibrate the light frames.
Photoshop CS2 was used for post-processing, levels and curves adjustments.
Equipment info
Telescope GSO 8″ f4 Newton
Corrector Baader MPCC
Mount Losmandy G-11
Camera Canon 350D
Guide camera Atik 1HS Mono
Guide scope Vixen VMC110L
Autoguide software Guidemaster
Filters 2″ Baader UHC-S
Location Landgraaf, The Netherlands
Image comments

Taken at waning (70%) Moon. Bad focus, bad guiding, bad everything.
Reprocessed December 2008 (still bad though.)