NGC6960 - The Veil Nebula (West)

Credits: Ken Crawford

The Veil nebula is the remnant of a supernova explosion that occurred thousands of years ago. Left behind after the explosion
are the wisps, streamers and filaments of delicate neblosity that form dual arcs surrounding the star 52 Cygni.
NGC6960 forms the fainter western segment of the veil.

Facts about NGC6960 by Keith Turnecliff

The veil is a splendid object but rather faint. A dark sky, larger telescope and a nebula filter will bring this celestial jewel to life.

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for mid-September at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.