NGC 6960
DSS image of NGC 6960
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6960, 120' x 120' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6960
Veil Nebula (part), Filamentary Nebula, Lace-Work Nebula, Witch's Broom Nebula, Western Veil Nebula, Cygnus SNR, Cygnus Loop, Cirrus Nebula
H V 15, h 2088, GC 4600

Type  Supernova Remnant
Magnitude  7
Size  210' x 70'
Right Ascension  20h 45'  (2000)
Declination  30° 35' N
Constellation  Cygnus
Description  pB, cL, eiF, Kappa Cyg invl
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Nov 5, 2021    Kaʻohe, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 95x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

A beautiful wisp of nebulosity wreathing the bright 4.2 magnitude star 52 Cyg, visible without a filter but much enhanced by a skyglow filter, placing the star just outside the field allows the complex ribbon like structure to be appreciated, large requires panning the telescope to sweep from end-to-end, 5' to 10' wide and over a degree long

Andrew Cooper
Aug 8, 2013    Indian Springs, Oregon Star Party (map)
Regalo de Estrella 6" f/5.4 @ 26x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Quite dim, invisible without the filter, just there with the UHC, a glowing arc straddling 52Cyg, 20' long, 5' wide

Andrew Cooper
Jun 5, 2005    Vekol Ranch, Maricopa Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

The fragment surrounding 52Cyg , appears as a wisp of smoke, starting narrow to the north and widening as it goes through the star, a lot of detail within the wisp, almost appearing braided, OIII allows much more contrast and detail to be seen

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Nebulous ray extending n and s of 52.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
Other Data Sources for NGC 6960
Nearby objects for NGC 6960

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NGC 6960