(IAAC) Obj: Western Veil Nebula (NGC 6960) - Inst: 8" Discovery DHQ dob

Observation Poster: Tom Campbell <softech@iolaks.com>
Observer: Tom Campbell
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 08/13/2001 - 10:20pm CDT
Location of site: Iola, KS (Lat 37d 55m, Elev 1020')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Discovery DHQ dob
Magnification: 49X, 81X, 122X, 188X, 305X
Filter(s): Lumicon O-III
Object(s): Western Veil Nebula (NGC 6960)
Category: Supernova remnant.
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag   size 70.0' x 6.0'
Position: RA 20:45.6  DEC +30:43
This section of the supernova remnant also shows up fairly well with the O-III filter. It is also arc-shaped, with one endpoint very close to the star 52 Cygni and the other endpoint close to a fainter star. At 49X, the nebula easily fits within the field of view. Again, without the filter, the nebulosity completely disappears.
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