NGC 6960 is the west end of the Veil Nebula complex. (this part is also sometimes called “The Witch’s Broom Nebula”).
The east end can be found under catalog no. NGC 6992.

This nebula is a supernova remnant, the host star exploded about 5.000 to 8.000 years ago.
The bright star in the center (52 Cygni) is not related to the nebula.
NGC 6960 lies at a distance of about 1.400 light years.

Previous/older images:

Oct 04, 2005 – Canon 20D (Orion USA 80/600 ED, OTE-150 28m)

Image data

Name NGC6960 – The Veil Nebula
Type Supernova remnant
Constellation Cygnus
Right ascension 20h 45m 38s
Declination +30° 42′ 30″
Distance 1.470 ly
Other designations Cirrus Nebula, Caldwell 33/34, Witch’s Broom Nebula