NGC 6960/6992/5

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the galactic emission nebula NGC 6960/6992/5, called Cirrus or Veil Nebula in the constellation Cygnus/Swan. NGC 6960 is also called Western Veil Nebula), whereas NGC 6992/5 is also called Eastern Veil Nebula.

 

Introduction

The galactic emission nebula NGC 6960/6992/5, called Cirrus or Veil Nebula, in the constellation Cygnus/Swan is a compound of the galactic nebulae NGC 6960 and NGC 6992/5. According to Stoyan, a labyrinth of weak nebulae and fine filaments is distributed over a larger area (2.5° x 3.5°), but this can only to recognized under good observation conditions. And obviously, I did not have these in summer / autumn 2016 ... But in August 2020, I was able to catch at least a glimpse of NGC 6960 and of NGC 6995 with the eVscope, although all this is far too large for the eVscope's field of view. The Vespera shows already larger sections of both nebulae.

NGC 6960      NGC 6992/5
Size: 45' x 5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 2,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: *** (Stoyan)
  Size: 55' x 5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 2,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: *** (Stoyan)

 

Map

NGC 6960/6992/5, the Cirrus or Veil Nebula, in constellation Cygnus/Swan (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

Sketch

The sketch by Michael Vlasov (DeepSkyWatch.com) provides a rough impression of what I wanted to observe in Summer/Autumn 2016: Sketch of the Cirrus/Veil Nebula (NGC 6960/6992/5) by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

Note: I only have the author's permission to link to the sketch.

 

My Best Own Photos

eVscope

NGC 6960

         

NGC 6960 - Aug 20, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020

      

NGC 6960 - Aug 20, 2020, photo on top processed (Polarr)

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

NGC 6995

         

NGC 6995 - Aug 20, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020

      

NGC 6995 - Aug 20, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

   

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020

   

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

Vespera

NGC 6960

    

NGC 6960, Jul 31, 2022 - oiginal (29 frames = 290 seconds)

 

NGC 6960, Aug 16, 2022 - original (90 frames = 900 seconds)

 

NGC 6960, Aug 25, 2022 - original (91 frames = 910 seconds)

 

NGC 6960, Oct 5, 2022 - original (80 frames = 800 seconds)

NGC 6992

    

NGC 6992, Jul 31, 2022 - original (21 frames = 210 seconds)

 

NGC 6992, Aug 16, 2022 - original (60 frames = 600 seconds)

    

NGC 6992, Aug 25, 2022 - original (90 frames = 900 seconds)

 

NGC 6992, Oct 5, 2022 - original (72 frames = 720 seconds)

NGC 6960 and NGC 6992 (Mosaic)

    

NGC 6960 and 6992, Oct 30, 2022 - original (368 frames = 3860 seconds)

 

NGC 6992, Oct 30, 2022 - original (368 frames = 3860 seconds), processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations Summer to Autumn 2016

Regrettably, I did not see anything. Location, observation date, and telescopes used are unknown/forgotten.

Observations August to November 2020

Observations July to December 2021

Observations July to November 2022

 

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

eVscope

NGC 6960

         

NGC 6960 - Aug 19, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Aug 20, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Aug 23, 2020

   

NGC 6960 - Aug 19, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Aug 20, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Aug 23, 2020, photo on top processed

       
   

NGC 6960 - Aug 20, 2020, photo on top processed (Polarr)

   
         

NGC 6960 - Aug 23, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020

      

NGC 6960 - Aug 23, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

   

NGC 6960 - Sep 30, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Nov 24, 2020

  NGC 6960 - Nov 24, 2020
   

NGC 6960 - Sep 30, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

   

NGC 6960 - Jul 18, 2021

 

NGC 6960 - Oct 7, 2021

 

NGC 6960 - Oct 16, 2021

   

NGC 6960 - Jul 18, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Oct 7, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Oct 16, 2021, photo on top processed

NGC 6995

         

NGC 6995 - Aug 20, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020

   

NGC 6995 - Aug 20, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020, photo on top processed

         

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020

      

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

     

NGC 6995 - Sep 30, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 30, 2020, photo left processed

   
   

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020

   

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

     

NGC 6995 - Oct 7, 2021

 

NGC 6995 - Oct 16, 2021

   
     

NGC 6995 - Oct 7, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6995 - Oct 16, 2021, photo on top processed

   

eVscope 2

NGC 6960

         

NGC 6960 - Dec 10, 2021

 

NGC 6960 - Dec 10, 2021

 

NGC 6960 - Nov 24, 2022

   

NGC 6960 - Dec 10, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Dec 10, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 6960 - Nov 24, 2022, photo on top processed

NGC 6992/5

    

NGC 6992/5 - Nov 24, 2022

 

NGC 6992/5 - Nov 24, 2022, photo left processed

Vespera

NGC 6960

    

NGC 6960, Jul 31, 2022 - oiginal (29 frames = 290 seconds)

 

NGC 6960, Aug 12, 2022 - original (45 frames = 450 seconds)

 

NGC 6960, Aug 16, 2022 - original (90 frames = 900 seconds)

 

NGC 6960, Aug 25, 2022 - original (91 frames = 910 seconds)

 
NGC 6960, Aug 28, 2022 - original (26 frames = 260 seconds)  

NGC 6960, Aug 28, 2022 - original (65 frames = 650 seconds)

   

NGC 6960, Oct 5, 2022 - original (80 frames = 800 seconds)

   

NGC 6992

    

NGC 6992, Jul 31, 2022 - original (21 frames = 210 seconds)

 

NGC 6992, Aug 12, 2022 - original (26 frames = 260 seconds)

    

NGC 6992, Aug 16, 2022 - original (60 frames = 600 seconds)

 

NGC 6992, Aug 25, 2022 - original (90 frames = 900 seconds)

   

NGC 6992, Oct 5, 2022 - original (72 frames = 720 seconds)

   

NGC 6960 and NGC 6992 (Mosaic)

    

NGC 6960 and 6992, Oct 30, 2022 - original (368 frames = 3860 seconds)

 

NGC 6992, Oct 30, 2022 - original (368 frames = 3860 seconds), processed