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Contains:  Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg
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NGC6960  Western Veil Nebula, 


NGC6960  Western Veil Nebula

NGC6960 Western Veil Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4608x2395

Dates:July 15, 2015

Frames:Solomark Uv Ir Cut Block Filter: 38x60" ISO1600

Integration: 0.6 hours

Darks: ~200

Flats: ~75

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 28.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.33%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 24.00 job: 691226

RA center: 20h 48' 40"

DEC center: +30° 46' 1"

Pixel scale: 2.440 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.115 degrees

Field radius: 1.759


Here is my first capture of the NGC6960 the Western Veil. This is a bucket list object from when I first looked for the Veil back in the early 80's with my 10" DOB. This was 38 minutes total exposure time with one minute subs. The night was the normal humid Florida night with high thin clouds. All made worse by bad LP in my location.



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NGC6960  Western Veil Nebula,