NGC6960 The Veil Nebula (area called- "The Witches Broom")
Scope: Deep Sky Instruments RC10c 254mm @ f/7.4 / FL= 1880mm Corrected Ritchey Chretien
Camera: FLI- ML11002M with FLI (7 position filter wheel CFW-5-7)
Total Exposure:........... Ha=(20) 30min subs for a total of 10.0 hrs..............OIII=(10) 30min subs for a total of 5.0 hrs.
July 2013: Chico, California, USA
Comments: The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It constitutes the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop, a large but relatively faint supernova remnant. The source supernova exploded some 5,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area roughly 3 degrees in diameter (about 6 times the diameter, or 36 times the area, of the full moon). The distance to the nebula is about 1,470 light-years. The small section of the Veil Nebula shown in this image is commonly called The Witches Broom.