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NGC 6960 - The Western Veil Nebula
70' x 70'
1470 light years
2013 June 5th through 18th
Hyperion 12.5" Astrograph
ST-402 - OAG
1 x 1
Luminance: 40 x 10-min frames
Color: B 15x10', G 6x10', R 14x10'
Acquisition with CCD Commander & MaxIm DL
Calibration with CCD Stack
Processing with PixInsight
The Western Veil is part of a supernova that took place about 8,000 years ago. The bright star in front is 52-Cygni. This western section is also
known as the Witch's Broom.
The moon was about 1st quarter when the color frames were taken and the green portion is light.
It is nonetheless a nice object right in the Milky Way which provides a dense star background.