NGC 6960 (also called the Western Veil Nebula) is a cloud of hot ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It forms the western edge of the Cygnus Loop, a supernova remnant, and is about 1500 light years away. NGC 6960 is the portion at the top center. The triangular portion at the lower left is called Pickering's Triangle. It was named after Harvard Professor Edward Pickering but was discovered by his assistant, Williamina Fleming, in 1904.

Also appeared at  November 22, 2018

Technical Information       
Date:                       June, 2014
Location:                 Green Valley, Arizona
Telescope:              Takahashi FSQ-106EDX
Camera:                  SBIG STT-8300M
Filters:                     Astrodon Gen 2
Mount:                     AstroPhysics 1200
Exposure:                HaRGB = 600:120:120:120 minutes, all unbinned
Software:                 Acquisition: Maxim DL 5, TheSkyX, Pinpoint, CCD Commander
                                Processing: CCDStack, PhotoShop CS6 with various plugins

NGC 6960 (Western Veil Nebula)