Veil Nebula (including NGC 6995 and Southeastern Knot)
(image above is
reduced-size | other sizes: medium
, original) An
"Ha-only" view of this area is here.
1,470 light years
||Takahashi FS-60C @ f/6.2
||Takahashi EM200 Temma II
||QSI 540wsg @ -10C
|| Astrodon Ha (3nm), Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen
||9x20min Ha, 3x5min L (bin1x1); 3x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
|12 June 2015 - Las Cruces, NM
Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day, 11 Mar 16
Published in Chinese National Astronomy magazine, December
Published in All About Space magazine, Issue
43, Sep 15, pg 90.
Published in Cosmic
Pursuits, 11 Aug 15.
This widefield view of the area around the Eastern Veil Nebula
includes NGC 6992 (top part of main nebula); NGC 6995 (near center); IC
1340 below NGC 6995; the Southeastern Knot as a lone nebulous area near
bottom center of image; and finally NGC 6974 at edge of upper right
portion of frame. This deep image is LHaRGB,
including 3 hours of Ha data, where Ha was used in combination with Luminance and Ha:R (80:20) was used for the Red channel.
Copyright Jeffrey O. Johnson