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The thin, detailed fillaments that interwine to force a complex interplay of base colors are believed to be the surface of an expanding cloud seen edge-on. This is a massive target representing only a portion of the large Cygnus Loop, the remnants of the explosion of a star 20 times more massive than the sun around 15,000 years ago.
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Telescope:   Svbony sv503 70ED
Length:   568mm
Aperture:   70mm
F-stop:   f/8.8
Sessions:   1
Captured:   2022-11-16 to 2022-11-16
Lights:   24
Exposure:   300
Total exposure:   2 h
Ra:   20h 51m 52.9s
Dec:   +31° 20' 23.706
Size:   156.179 x 106.095 arcmin
Radius:   1.573 deg
Scale:   1.778 arcsec/pixel