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Veil Nebula

Cirrus Nebula, Filamentary Nebula,
C33 / C34, NGC 6960 / NGC 6995

Proper NamesVeil Nebula; composed of the Western Veil Nebula, Eastern Veil Nebula and Pickering's Triangle
Caldwell NumbersC33, C34
NGC/IC NumbersNGC 6960, NGC 6995
ConstellationCygnus
Right Ascension20h 51m 58s
Declination+31° 6' 51"
Distancec.1,500 light years
c.500 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.0
Absolute: -4.5
DimensionsApparent: 70' x 6' (Western), 60' x 30' (Eastern)
Actual: 53 x 5 light years (Western), 45 x 23 light years (Eastern)
Optimum VisibilityAugust

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