Western Veil Nebula

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NGC 6960

Name: NGC 6960
Alternate Names: Western Veil Nebula, Caldwell 34
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: 1,400 light years
Magnitude: 7
Type: Supernova Remnant
Discovered: William Herschel September 7, 1784
Fun Facts: 52 Cygni is the bright star in the center of the nebula. The Western Veil is part of a larger
complex of nebula known as the Veil Nebula. The Eastern Veil and Pickering’s Triangle are
the largest of the other nebula. The entire complex is very large and appears about the
same size as 6 full moons or 3 degrees in diameter. This is a false color image using the HOO method.

Telescope: Televue NP101 with .8 Reducer
Camera: QSI 683
Mount: Astro-Physics AP900
Exposure: Ha=12×1200 Seconds, OIII=13×1200 Seconds