NGC 6960  -  Veil Nebula

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Object identification (4.4MB)

Object data of NGC6960

Object type: Supernova remnant (western part of Veil SNR)
Size: 70'
Magnitude: 7.0 mag
Constellation: Cyg
Distance: 1,500 Ly
Notes: The Veil nebula is the visible structure of a famous supernova remnant in constellation Cygnus. The structure is so large that several NGC numbers were assigned to various arcs of the nebula. There are three main visual components:
  • The Western Veil, consisting of NGC 6960, near the foreground star 52 Cyg.
  • The Eastern Veil, whose brightest areas are NGC 6992 and NGC 6995.
  • Pickering's Triangle, which can be found between NGC 6992 and NGC 6960.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-07-23
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 100x2min
Exposure time total: 3h20min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl