NGC 6960 (Veil Nebula) - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus
NGC 6960 is a Supernova Remnant in the Cygnus constellation. NGC 6960 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
See also NGC 6960 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 7, NGC 6960 is visible with the help of a small binocular.
Photometric information of NGC 6960
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6960 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of NGC 6960The following table reports NGC 6960 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6960 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6960
The image below is a photograph of NGC 6960 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 7x7 degrees (420x420 arcmins).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6960
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6960 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6960 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 6960 from your location
Today's NGC 6960 (Veil Nebula) - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):