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Faiz Ahmad
Maryland, US
12:43 am

Equipment Details:

Sirius EQG, ES 102 FCD, 294MC pro main camera, 224MC guide, ASIair plus, Astromania 60mm Guide scope, CLS filter.

Post-processing Details:

16X300s LF, 4X600s LF, 1X1200s LF stacked in Siril and further enhance in GIMP.

Image Details:

Do you see the bat? It haunts this cosmic close-up of the eastern Veil Nebula. The Veil Nebula itself is a large supernova remnant, the expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star. While the Veil is roughly circular in shape and covers nearly 3 degrees on the sky toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus), the Bat Nebula, NGC 6995, spans only 1/2 degree, about the apparent size of the Moon. That translates to 12 light-years at the Veil's estimated distance, a reassuring 1,400 light-years from planet Earth.