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The Cygnus Loop

Sharpless 103

2020

mar 14 - apr 17

The Cygnus Loop, also known as the Veil Nebula, is a large supernova remnant located in the constellation Cygnus. It is the result of a massive star that exploded in a supernova event roughly 8,000 years ago.

The Cygnus Loop covers a vast area of the sky, spanning about 3 degrees, which is approximately six times the diameter of the full moon. The remnant is composed of three main sections: the Eastern Veil (NGC 6992), the Western Veil (NGC 6960), and the Pickering's Triangle (NGC 6979). These sections represent shockwaves of expanding gas and debris from the supernova explosion.

Exposure

11 hours

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