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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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