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Eastern Veil Nebula

C33, NGC 6995
Incorporates the Network Nebula (NGC 6992) and Bat Nebula (IC 1340)

Proper NamesEastern Veil Nebula; incorporates the Network Nebula and the Bat Nebula
Caldwell NumberC33
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6995; incorporates NGC 6992 and IC 1340
Right Ascension20h 57m 11s
Declination+31° 47' 26"
Distancec.1,500 light years
c.500 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.0
Absolute: -4.5
DimensionsApparent: 60' x 30'
Actual: 45 x 23 light years
Optimum VisibilityAugust
NotesA crescent of nebulous matter marking the eastern edge of the vast and complex supernova remnant known in full as the Veil Nebula. The Eastern Veil has various constituent nebulae, including the Network Nebula along its northern arc, and a separate small knot of dust and gas lying off its southern end.


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