Eastern Veil Nebula (NGC 6992)
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]
RCOS 14.5″ f/8
HaOIIIRGB 420:380:280:280:240 min.
ROSA Remote Observatories Southern Alps
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart Eastern Veil Nebula (NGC 6992)
Image created by Skychart