The top image is an LRGB combination. The luminance image was sum of six 10 minute exposures with an Astro-Physics 130 Starfire GT on July 21, 2014.
The color images were collected on the same night. The color images were sums of three 10 minute exposures.
The scope is located at the Red Observatory. The scope was equipped with an SBIG STL-11000 with a 5 position filter wheel.
The scope is mounted on an AP 1200 mount.
The image was guided with the interal guider at 10 sec intervals. The rms error was 0.48 pixel.
The image was collected using Equinox Image.
The image was processed using the 64 bit version of iCCD.
NGC 6960 is the western part of the Veil Nebula. It is a remnant of a supernova that occurred nearly 10000 years ago.
It is located approximately 1,470 light years from the earth.