NGC 6992 (Cygnus Loop)

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona. NGC 6992 is part of a large supernova remnant called the Cygnus Loop. It is located about 1,500 light-years from Earth. The Cynus Loop is the remains of a star that exploded 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. The image was generated with observations in the Oxygen [OIII] (blue), Sulphur [S II] (green) and Hydrogen-Alpha (orange) filters. In this image, North is right, East is up.

Credit:

T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and WIYN/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-ngc6992
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:8197 x 8086 px

About the Object

Name:Cygnus Loop, NGC 6992
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):20 57 37.54
Position (Dec):31° 44' 28.55"
Field of view:58.03 x 57.25 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.5° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Olll
499 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Sll
672 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Ha
656 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1