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Object: Eastern portion of the Veil Nebula , NGC 6995 and 6992
Date: July 25, 2003
Equipment: FLT 110 at F/6.5, HX916 CCD, G11 mount; ST-4 autoguider
Exposure: (L+R) RGB (20+80):80:15:15 minutes. All filters in combination with IDAS LPS filter.
L and R binned 1x1, G, and B binned 2x2.
Only one set of R frames of 80 minutes, binned 1x1 was acquired. 
Processing: No dark or  flat frames. Processed in Photoshop
Comments: Steady skies with average FWHM at 3.5"
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Description: Veil Nebula is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Cygnus. It's 1,400 light years away and is a result of a stellar explosion approximately 3,000 years ago. The image above is the eastern portion of the whole nebula designated NGC 6995.

Copyright 2003 Paul Kanevsky