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Andrei Bacila

Location of Photo:

Sofronea, Arad, Romania

Date/Time of photo:

July 1st and 8th 2016


SkyWatcher ED80 telescope with 0.8x FR, AZ-EQ6 GT mount, Atik 460ex mono camera with 1.25" Baader filters


The filaments pictured here are identified as NGC6979 also called the Pickering's Triangle and are part of the Veil Nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. This is glowing gas resulted from the explosion of a massive star approximately 7000 years ago. The shock wave of this explosion sweeps through the interstellar matter and excites the ionized hydrogen atoms to glow in red and the oxygen ones to glow in green-blueish hues.




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