IC 1340IC1340 Print



IC 1340, otherwise known as The Bat Nebula and Caldwell 33, is a beautiful portion of the Cygnus loop supernova remnant that reveals delicate wisps and filaments of nebulosity. Sadly, it is often overlooked because of the notoriety of three other portions of the Cygnus loop, namely the Veil Nebula, The Witch's Broom Nebula, and Pickering's Triangle. IC 1340 is the continuation of the Veil Nebula. The nebula lies approximately 1,500 light-years from Earth.

Astronomers estimate the supernova explosion that produced the nebula occurred between 5,000 to 10,000 years ago.

This image was captured with:

Explore Scientific ED102 Triplet APO with a focal length of 714mm and 10hrs of data

SkyWatcher mount with belt kit

ZWO ASI1600mm mono camera



ZWO 8 position filter wheel

60 x 300s Antila Pro 3nm Ha Filter

60 x 300s Antila Pro 3nm OIII Filter