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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6992, NGC 6995 (Veil nebula) - Inst: 120mm f/8.3 refractor



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Observation Poster: Diego González <digonzalz@gmail.com>
Observer: Diego González
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 17/11/2004 20:17 UT
Location of site: Llanera - Asturias, Spain (Lat 43º 26' N, Elev 300m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.1 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 120mm f/8.3 refractor
Magnification: 31x
Filter(s): Astronomik UHC
Object(s): NGC 6992, NGC 6995 (Veil nebula)
Category: Supernova remnant.
Class: 
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag 7?  size 60' x 7'
Position: RA 20:56  DEC +31:43
Description:
This is the first time I can see this famous nebula. Using a star chart I 
found the field where the nebula is, but couldn't see any nebulosity. With the 
UHC filter it's a different thing! Now I can see a milky area, crossing the 
field form North to South, with a curved shape and fuzzy appearance. It has a 
width of about 10' or 15' and a longitude of more than 1.5  degree. The 
densest part (and also the widest) is the southern zone (NGC 6995). The 
northern portion is much narrower and longer. The nebula is surrounded by few 
7th magnitude stars (the brightest one is HD199055, 6.9 magnitude).
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