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Astro Gallery, Nebulae, NGC6962 Eastern Veil Nebula HST
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NGC6962 Eastern Veil Nebula HST
Image contains Veil nebula, NGC 6995, Network nebula, NGC 6992, IC 1340
The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus of which the Eastern Veil Nebula is part. It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop, a large but relatively faint supernova remnant. The source supernova exploded some 5,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area roughly 3 degrees in diameter. The distance to the nebula is not precisely known, but data suggests a distance of about 1,470 light-years.
Galera, Andalucia, Spain
Center (RA, Dec): (313.878, 31.512)
Center (RA, hms): 20h 55m 30.654s
Center (Dec, dms): +31 30' 43.410"
Size: 1.54 x 1.15 deg
Radius: 0.961 deg
Pixel scale: 5.41 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: Up is -93.1 degrees E of N
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