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


NGC 6960 The Western Veil
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NGC 6960 The Western Veil

Technical card

Resolution: 1000x782

Dates:July 3, 2017

Frames: 30x360"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 9.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 73.30%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details job: 1640002

RA center: 20h 45' 55"

DEC center: +30° 42' 18"

Pixel scale: 5.997 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 83.788 degrees

Field radius: 1.057 degrees


Affectionately known as the "Witch's Broom", This wispy nebulous region is part of a much larger complex know as the Veil Nebula. Created by the catastrophic explosion of a supernova, this image is only a small part of the whole. It is located off the eastern tip of the constellation Cygnus.



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NGC 6960 The Western Veil,