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This picture shows the Veil Nebula. It is a remnant of a massive supernovae explosion thousands of years ago. On this image you see three main parts of the Veil Nebula: the Eastern Veil (NGC 6992), the Western Veil (NGC 6960) and the Pickering’s Triangular Wisp. The distance of the Veil Nebula to our solar system is almost 1500 lightyears.

Picture: NGC 6960.

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 200 mm F 2.8
Filter: IDAS LPF clip-in filter
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller, Kendrik Dewnot
Location: Groevenbeekse Heide, Ermelo, The Netherlands (5.4 east, 52.2 north)
Software: Registax5, Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)

Description: stack of 8 images of 120 seconds, F 3.2, 1250 ISO.
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