• The Cygnus Loop (the Veil Nebulae)
  • NGC 6960 in Aquarius, the Eastern Veil Nebula
  • The Cygnus Loop is a famous supernova remnant.
  • It includes NGC 6960 (the Western Veil Nebula or the
  • Witch's Broom), NGC 6979 (Pickering's Wedge),
  • and NGC 6992 (the Eastern Veil nebula).
  • Date:  19 August 2022
  • FOV:  Approximately 4.5° × 3.0°; the angular size of NGC 6960 is just over 90'
  • Telescope:  Askar FRA300 pro (300mm f/5 Petzval)
  • Guiding:  ZWO ASI120MM mini mono guide camera,
  • ZWO 30F4 30mm mini guide scope
  • Computer:  ASIair pro Raspberry Pi
  • Mount:  iOptron CEM40
  • Camera:  ZWO ASI071MC Pro Cooled (-10°C) Color CMOS with gain 240
  • Filter:  Optolong L-eNhance narrow dual band filter
  • Stacking:  Forty-four 180 second frames using Deep Sky Stacker with 2x drizzle
  • Total Time:  2 hours 12 minutes
  • Processing:  GIMP
  • Location:  Darling Hill Observatory near Vesper, NY