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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6960, Veil Nebula - Inst: 15 inch Obsession f4,5



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Observation Poster: Armin Hermann <burmeseinn@yahoo.com>
Observer: Armin Hermann
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 14 Aug 2004
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15 inch Obsession f4,5
Magnification: 342x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6960, Veil Nebula
Category: Supernova remnant.
Class: 
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag - -  size - -
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Today I did observe NGC 6960 the first time with high magnification (342x). 
Fantastic! First of all I did recognize the beautiful 6 double 52 Cyg (4,2 and 
9,4 mag). N of 52 Cyg I did discover some of the thinnest nebula filaments I 
had ever seen. Some of those streaks are roughly more than 5 wide and stretch 
out over several arc minutes. The brightest fragments are found on the W egde 
of 6960. The filaments towards the E edge seem to be more diffuse and not as 
bright. S of 52 Cyg the nebula is much fainter and I could see only little 
structure with averted vision. All observations without filter.
It is amazing how much details can be seen in the Veil nebula at very high 
magnification !
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