West­ern Veil Neb­ula (NGC 6960)

Veil Nebula (NGC 6960) - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

The Veil Neb­ula com­plex, NGC 6992/​95 (Estern Veil), Pick­er­ing’s Tri­angle and NGC 6960 (West­ern Veil) are rem­nants of a single super­nova explo­sion about 15’000 years ago. The whole objects spans some 3° of sum­mer sky in the con­stel­la­tion of Cygnus. The neb­ula was dis­covered by Wil­li­am Her­schel 1784.

This image shows the West­ern Veil and is a com­pos­ite of RGB and Ha/​OIII data. The bright star is 4.2 mag 52 Cygni, an unre­lated fore­ground star.

[descrip­tion from wikipedia]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaOIIIR­GB 360:360:200:200:200 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart West­ern Veil Neb­ula (NGC 6960)

Veil Nebula (NGC 6960) Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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