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NGC 6979 - 24.8.2020 at 23.00 - 25.8.2020 at 00.00 Kangaslampi Observation number 95050

Visibility IV / V

Erik Pirtala, Warkauden Kassiopeia

I photographed this among the first targets of the Pickering Triangle season found in the constellation of Swan in August. This treatment has produced quite a bit of gray hair, but I would think it is finally done. The Pickering triangle is found between the eastern and western gauze nebula, belonging to the same large supernova remnant. The picture shows a total of 9 hours of exposure in the HOO palette.

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 6979
    • Näyttävä
  • Nebulae
    • Supernova remnant info

      Supernova remnant is the remnant of the big star died in supernova explosion. The supernova remnants are quite irregularly shaped. Rather many of them ring-like strusture.

      The moderate big instruments and possibly special filters are needed to see supernova remnants.


      The Crab Nebula was born in a star explosion in  1054. This is the easiest supernova remnant in the sky to observe. Image Tero Hirvikoski.


      The supernova remnant Simesis 147 is in Taurs and Auriga. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      The Veil Nebula in Cygnus is wide-area supernova remnant in the sky. There is a detailed image of the boxed area. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      This detail of Veil Nebula is known as Pickering's Triangle. Image J-P metsävainio.


      A strip of Veil Nebula. Image Rauno Päivinen.

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GSO 6 "Newton ASI1600MM-C Astrodon 3nm O-III 5nm Ha

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