General informationNGC6960 is the supernova remnant at magnitude 7 that is placed in Cygnus constellation and has apparent size of 3.5 angular degrees.
Because of low brightness and large angular size, supernova remnant is available for observations through a 5-inch telescope.
Information for observationsTonight, 2019-08-24, supernova remnant NGC6960 will become observable at southwest as the dusk sky fades, 72° above your horizon, at 04:56. At 11:37 the object will sink below the horizon at northwest. Maximum elevation, 82° above horizon, will be reached at 03:43, when supernova remnant will be placed at south.
NGC6960 on the sky map
Veil Nebula, Filamentary Nebula, Cirrus Nebula
|Right ascension||20h 45m 38s|
|Declination||30° 42′ 30″|
|New General Catalogue (NGC)|
|International Catalogue (IC)|
|Nearest objects with greater magnitude|
|H II 98||Double Star||5.75|
|H II 25||Double Star||4.2|