NGC 6960/6992/5

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Own Observations | References

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.

 

Introduction

The galactic emission nebula NGC 6960/6992/5, called Cirrus or Veil Nebula, in the constellation Cygnus/Swan is a compund 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 ...

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

 

Map

NGC 6960/6992/5, the Cirrus or Veil Nebula, in Cygnus/Swan

 

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 Own Observations

Observations Summer to Autumn 2016

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

 

References

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