Basic object information

Object name: NGC 6960
Object type: Supernova remnant
Magnitude: 7.0
Size: 70.0'x6.0'
Description: pB,cL,eiF,Kappa Cyg invl
Notes: H V 15;Veil Nebula western part;* 52 CYG invl

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 20h 45m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +30 43' 00"

Constellation: Cygnus


Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Ahola Joutseno, Finland
Date/Time: 1/2.9.2006 0:00

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 47x

Filter: UHC

Field: 64'

NE Lim.mag: 6.2

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Visuality: II

Height: 58


Weather: +12C, moist and random clouds

The brightest part of NGC 6960 is pretty difficult without the UHC filter due to glare from the 4 mag star 52 Cygni. With the filter it appears as a fuzz arc, the borders are very sharp on the north and get fuzzier near by 52 Cyg. Clouds came after 20 min observing and ruined this session.