Object of the Season
The Webb Deep-Sky Society requested observations for the following deep-sky objects. Findings are published in the Deep Sky Observer (DSO).
Observations should be sent to Wolfgang Steinicke , Gottenheimerstr. 18, D-79224 Umkirch, Germany.
Object of the Season (Summer 2017)
The "Veil Nebula" in Cygnus
This is the famous “Veil Nebula”. It was first seen by William and John Herschel. Dreyer used several NGC-numbers for the various parts of the extended supernova remnant. The western wing (NGC 6960) is around the star 52 Cygni. A small telescope with large field of view should show the “Veil” under dark sky conditions. A line filter is very useful.
- The Veil Nebula
- Position (2000)
- 20 45 38 +30 42 30 (Cyg)
- Emission Nebula (supernovaremnant)
- 3° (100ly)
- 1470 Mly
- Other Designations
- NGC 6960, NGC 6974, NGC 6979, NGC 6992, NGC 6995, IC 1340, Caldwell 33/34, LBN 191, CED 182
Results of the observations of NGC6960/92/95 will be published in DSO 178.
Wolfgang Steinicke - Nebulae and Clusters Section Director
Previous Objects of the Season
Object of the Season 2017
Object of the Season 2016
Object of the Season 2015
Object of the Season 2014