NGC 6992/6995
the Eastern Veil in Cygnus
 


10.1'' reflector  Mallincam DS432cTEC with 0.5 focal reducer
Exposure = 15-19 sec, Gain = 14/250, Live Stacked frames = 30-20 (50 total)

The Eastern Veil (NGC 6992) is the counterpart to the western portion of the Veil nebula, which together spans roughly 3 degrees in south-eastern Cygnus. This image shows the southern portion of NGC 6992 (top two-thirds of the image here) together with the northern part of NGC 6995 (bottom third) which is also known as the "Network Nebula." Lots of twists and turns and subtle wisps are visible. Colours here are near-true; saturation increased to bring out the nebula from the background stars. This nebula was difficult to locate in video mode on the Mallincam, virtually impossible to detect with eyepiece in Bortle 7/8 skies.

North at 12 o'clock, East at 9 o'clock.