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 6995 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.

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, processed

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020, processed

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020, processed

NGC 6995

         

NGC 6995 - Aug 20, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020

      

NGC 6995 - Aug 20, 2020, processed

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020, processed

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020, 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/September 2020

 

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, processed

 

NGC 6960 - Aug 20, 2020, processed

 

NGC 6960 - Aug 23, 2020, processed

         

NGC 6960 - Aug 23, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020

      

NGC 6960 - Aug 23, 2020, photo above processed

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020, photo above processed

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 7, 2020, photo above processed

     

NGC 6960 - Sep 30, 2020

 

NGC 6960 - Sep 30, 2020, photo left processed

   

NGC 6995

         

NGC 6995 - Aug 20, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020

   

NGC 6995 - Aug 20, 2020, processed

 

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020, processed

 

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020, processed

         

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020

      

NGC 6995 - Aug 23, 2020, photo above processed

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020, photo above processed

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 7, 2020, photo above processed

     

NGC 6995 - Sep 30, 2020

 

NGC 6995 - Sep 30, 2020, photo left processed