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NGC 6960 - 30.8.2021 at 23.00 - 31.8.2021 at 01.00 Pori Observation number 101717

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Jarkko Suominen, Porin Karhunvartijat

Sometimes it is easy to describe, although as a rule only the tested operation of the equipment after maintenance came. Here's a "service night" of gauze mist, which is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Swan. Exposure taken for 2h.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 6960
  • Constellation
    • Cygnus
  • Weather
    • Kuunvalo, sumuinen, pilvisyys 1/8

  • Nebulae
    • Supernova remnant info

      Supernova remnant is the remnant of the big star died in supernova explosion. The supernova remnants are quite irregularly shaped. Rather many of them ring-like strusture.

      The moderate big instruments and possibly special filters are needed to see supernova remnants.


      The Crab Nebula was born in a star explosion in  1054. This is the easiest supernova remnant in the sky to observe. Image Tero Hirvikoski.


      The supernova remnant Simesis 147 is in Taurs and Auriga. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      The Veil Nebula in Cygnus is wide-area supernova remnant in the sky. There is a detailed image of the boxed area. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      This detail of Veil Nebula is known as Pickering's Triangle. Image J-P metsävainio.


      A strip of Veil Nebula. Image Rauno Päivinen.

Technical information

TS-Optics ED Apo f7 (80mm), TS Reducer / flattener 0.8, Astronomical CLS filter. Canon Eos 700 D (astromodus), Total exp. 2h, ISO 800

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