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The Veil nebula ( NGC6992/6995) in Cygnus

The Veil nebula ( NGC6992/6995) in Cygnus

NGC6992/6995 is the eastern branch of a super nova remnant. Approx. 5000-8000 years ago a star several times bigger and heavier than our sun exploded. The expelled gas jammed with high speed into interstellar gas clouds and excited them to glow in the colors of excited hydrogen ( red) and oxygen ( blueish green). The nebula is approx. 1500 light years away.

Canon EOS 20D
Modified Canon 20D mounted on a Vixen R200SSDG(8"/F4)+ Televue Paracorr + Astronomik UHC filter + IDAS-LPS filter( as an IR blocker). Calibration and stacking of 20x300sec/ISO800 exposures, averaging, color balancing, sharpening in Images Plus and Photoshop CS2 full exif

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