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: Tähtikallio, Artjärvi, Finland
Date/Time: 22/23.9.2006 22:20

Telescope: Newton 305/1464 mm

Magn: 37x

Filter: O-III

Field: 74'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Visuality: II

Height: 59


Weather: +10C

A very beautiful nebula around 52 Cygni. The northern part is the brightest, a faint hint of filamentary on the west edge. The southern part is divided in two arms. O-III helps a lot.