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Ursa Astronomical Association

NGC 6960 - 2.10.2021 at 23.04 - 3.10.2021 at 01.40 Helsinki Observation number 101759

Visibility IV / V

Tero Hiekkalinna, Ursa (Helsinki)

The first target in October was the gauze mist and the upper part of the mist is the western gauze mist, i.e. NGC 6960. Exposure for 2 hours and 30 minutes.



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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 6960
  • Constellation
    • Cygnus
  • 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

Stand: iOptron CEM60
Imaging tube and camera: Sky-Watcher 80ED pro-series + ZWO ASI071MC Pro
Tracking tube and camera: Orion ShortTube 80mm + ZWO ASI120MM mini
Polar Orientation Tube and Camera: Celestron 9 × 50 Viewfinder Telescope + ZWO ASI224MC (Polar Orientation with SharpCap Pro Software)
Sky camera: ZWO ASI120MC
Engine focus: ZWO EAF
As imaging software I use: NINA - Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy 1.11, PHD2 and Cartes du Ciel.
Image calibration, stacking and processing: PixInsight 1.8

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