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NGC 6992 Eastern Veil Nebula

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NGC6992, or Eastern Veil Nebula, is the eastern part of a supernova remnant of a star that went supernova about 8,000 years ago. The whole object is around the diameter of 6 full Moons. Shock waves create the delicate looking structures as they encounter interstellar gas and dust. 

Imaged with 80mm scope and HaRGB filters

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Cygnus
  • Right Ascension: 20h 45m 38.0s
  • Declination: +30° 42′ 30"
  • Distance (Lightyears): 1,470
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