NGC 6960 wide field in Cygnus
Exposure time total:
Supernova remnant (western part of Veil SNR)
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
EOS 6D (ISO 1600)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team
(Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)
Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
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The Veil nebula is the visible structure of a famous supernova remnant
in constellation Cygnus.
The structure is so large that several NGC numbers were assigned
to various arcs of the nebula.
There are three main visual components:
The Western Veil, consisting of NGC 6960,
near the foreground star 52 Cyg.
The Eastern Veil, whose brightest areas are NGC 6992 and NGC 6995.
Pickering's Triangle, which can be found between
NGC 6992 and NGC 6960.