Summer targets in the Milky Way core are already peeking. This is hands down one of my favorite regions in the night skies – the Cygnus Loop in nebulous-rich constellation of Cygnus (the Swan). This filamentary region is comprised of the remains of a supernova that is said to have occurred over 8000 years ago. The prominent components of the Loop are, from left to right, the Eastern Veil Nebula (NGC 6992), Pickering’s Triangle (6979), and the Western Veil Nebula (NGC 6960). The Cygnus Loop is located about 1,470 light years away from earth. What an amazing Universe…. remember to EXPERIENCE it!
Total integration of 50 minutes captured with AA Hypercam 26c, Skywatcher 72ED APO, Askar 0.8 flatfield reducer on a Explore Scientific EXOS 2GT mount.
Exif: Gain 200; Offset 3; TEC cooled to 10 degrees.
Astro Pixel Processor, PixInsight, StarNet++, PS 2022, Topaz Denoise