NGC 6992: The Network Nebula Mosaic

Telescope: Planewave 17" f6.7 on a Planewave HD Mount.

Camera: SBIG 16803

Location: Stellar Winds Observatory at DSNM, Animas, New Mexico

Exposure: 180 min Luminance, 180 of each RGB, 450 HA, 300 O3 "for each panel of the mosaic"

NGC 6992 is the eastern half of the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant in Cygnus. Its catalog designations are NGC 6992, NGC 6995 and IC 1340. This bright portion of the Veil Nebula is also known as the Network Nebula. The supernova explosion that created the Veil Nebula occurred 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. It is located 1,400 to 2,500 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus.