NGC6960: Western Veil in Cyngus


SNR: NGC6960

Object Data

Object type: Supernova remnant
Magnitude: 7
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: 2400  light years
Notes: This wide field image of the Western Veil Nebula spans 3 x 2.2 degrees and includes the Witch's Broom and Pickering's Triangle.  The bright star at top (above Witch's Broom) is 52 Cygni a double star.

This supernova remnant is the result of a star that exploded approx 15,000 years ago.

Exposure Data

Date: 7/10/21
Location: Lockwood Observatory, Descanso, CA
Telescope: William Optics Star 71 5-element refractor. 350mm at f/4.9
Camera: QSI  683 wsg-8 with Astronomik Ha, OIII and RGB filters
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100 GTOCP3
Exposure time: Ha 15 x 15 min, OIII 14 x 15 min; RGB (8 x 5 min each)
Exposure time total: 9.25 hrs
Notes: The Ha (mapped to red) and OIII (mapped to blue) emissions were captured using 6 nm narrowband filters while the star colors were preserved using broadband RGB filters.  These layers were combined to create this final image.

FOV = 2.95 x 2.22 degrees


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