(IAAC) Obj: NGC6960 - Inst: 30CM, f:10 SCT, LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10022002/0309ut
Location of site: Grant VA (Lat 36:39.8, Elev 2836)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.5 & falling <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM, f:10 SCT, LX200
Magnification: 138X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC6960
Category: Supernova remnant.
Class: E
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag ???  size 60.0' x 9.0'
Position: RA 20:45.8  DEC +30:43.0
138X - NGC6960 Starting with Cyg 52 in the S and slightly W, the Nebula runs in
an arcing stream generally N-S. It appears as a twisted ghostly rope of faint
grayish light. There are 3 easily defined stars in the E edge where the nebula
bulges to the E.
Words cannot describe this object, it has to be seen and pondered over to be
appreciated. It really does look like a whisp of smoke caught drifting and
twisting in a faintest breaze.
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