The Pickering’s Triangle NGC6979 – Hubble Palette

Photo Details:

Telescope: TEC140 f/5.2

Camera: QHY695A

Mount: Paramount MyT

Exposure: (Ha,SII,OII) 19h Ha 33x900s binx1, SII 23x900s binx1, OIII 21x900s binx1

Date and place: 08.2018 Ochojno, Poland

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, the oxygen ones to glow in green-blueish hues and shades of yellow and orange in sulfur.