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Veil Nebula and Surrounding Area

 

NGC 6960, NGC 6974, NGC 6979, NGC 6992, NGC 6995, IC 1340

 

The Veil Nebula is a cloud of ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop, a supernova remnant. The supernova which created the nebula occured between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago, and the remnant has since expanded to cover an area of approx. 3 degrees. Estimations for its distance range from 1,400 to 2,600 light years.

Cygnus East, standard lens photograph.
NGC 6992/5 - Veil Nebula Arc, Wright-Newtonian CCD-image.
Western Part of the Veil Nebula, Wright-Newtonian photograph.


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