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Witch's Broom Nebula, NGC 6960

Image is in visual spectrum, composed from H-a and O-III narrowband channels. Total exposure time ~7h.

This portion of the Veil Nebula is technically as NGC 6960 but less formally as the Witch's Broon Nebula.
The Veil Nebula locates in constellation Cygnus at distance of about 1400 light years. The angular size of the image is close to size of the full Moon. The bright star at upper right corner is 52 Cygni, it's a foreground star and unrelated to the supernova remnant.

Witch's Broom Nebula, NGC 6960

Witch's Broom Nebula, NGC 6960

Image is in visual spectrum, composed from H-a and O-III narrowband channels. Total exposure time ~7h.

This portion of the Veil Nebula is technically as NGC 6960 but less formally as the Witch's Broon Nebula.
The Veil Nebula locates in constellation Cygnus at distance of about 1400 light years. The angular size of the image is close to size of the full Moon. The bright star at upper right corner is 52 Cygni, it's a foreground star and unrelated to the supernova remnant.