East­ern Veil Neb­ula (NGC 6992)

Eastern Veil Nebula (NGC 6992) - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

NGC 6992 (Cald­well 33), togeth­er with NGC 6960 (Cald­well 34) and NGC 6995, is part of the Cygnus Loop, a rem­nant of a super­nova explo­sion about 15’000 years ago. As the shock­wave of this cos­mic blast col­lides with inter­stel­lar mater­i­al, it is ion­ized and is emit­ting light.

This image is a com­bin­a­tion of a deep broad­band image (RGB) with long exposed nar­row­band data (Ha and OIII), bring­ing out the fine fil­amets of the neb­u­las structure.

In memory of my friend Daniel.

[descrip­tion from O’Meara]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaOIIIR­GB 420:380:280:280:240 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart East­ern Veil Neb­ula (NGC 6992)

Eastern Veil Nebula (NGC 6992) Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart

About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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