Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6960  ·  NGC 6979  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil Nebula
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NGC 6960 and the Western Veil, 



    
        

            Michael Caligiuri
NGC 6960 and the Western Veil
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NGC 6960 and the Western Veil

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NGC 6960 and the Western Veil, 



    
        

            Michael Caligiuri
NGC 6960 and the Western Veil
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NGC 6960 and the Western Veil

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics Star 71
Imaging Cameras
QSI683wsg8
Mounts
AP1100GTO AP
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics Star 71
Guiding Cameras
SBIG STI-M

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 10, 2021
Frames:
37×900(9h 15′)
Integration:
9h 15′
Avg. Moon age:
0.43 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.21%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4729084

RA center: 20h48m57s.1

DEC center: +30°4232

Pixel scale: 4.221 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.746 degrees

Field radius: 1.835 degrees

Resolution: 2500x1882

File size: 6.6 MB

Data source: Traveller

Description

Imaged using a William Optics Star71 5-element refractor; 350mm at f/4.9

Bicolor narrowband RGB image of the western veil. Used Ha and OIII for the nebula and RGB for star colors

Exposures: Ha (15 x 15 min) OIII (14 x 15 min) RGB (8 x 5 min each) for total of 9.25 hrs

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NGC 6960 and the Western Veil, 



    
        

            Michael Caligiuri