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The April 23 morning sky will feature many shooting stars as the best meteor shower of 2015’s first half reaches its peak

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The April 23 morning sky will feature many shooting stars as the best meteor shower of 2015’s first half reaches its peak

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The Veil Nebula and a cluster

This field of view shows the entire Veil Nebula complex and open cluster NGC 6940. The Veil resides in the constellation Cygnus the Swan and measures roughly 3° by 4°. NGC 6940 resides in Vulpecula the Fox and is about 25' by 25' in size and contains more than a hundred stars. It lies about 4° southwest of the Veil. (SBIG STL-6303E CCD camera with a Nikon 180ed lens set at f/5.6, Hydrogen-alpha/Oxygen-III/RGB image with exposures of 4, 4, 1, 1, and 1 hour, respectively)
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