Witches Broom in Cygnus

October 20, 2022


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PhotographerJohn Chumack  

Summary AuthorJohn Chumack  

Shown above is 52 Cygni (bright star at upper center) and NGC-6960 (Veil Nebula – "The Witches Broom"), a supernova remnant found in the constellation of Cygnus, A massive star exploded about 5,000 years ago leaving this beautiful filamentary remnant amongst a star-studded field of the Cygnus region of the Milky Way. Though it may look spooky at this time of year, the Veil Nebula is in essence a cloud of ionized gas and dust located about 2,400 light years from Earth. Image taken from my backyard in Dayton, Ohio on August 23, 2022.

Photo details: Celestron 6-inch F5 Newtonian telescope; ZWO 294MC Cooled Cmos Camera; Celestron Coma Corrector; L-Enhance Filter; Bisque MYT mount; EAF; ASI Air app via Wi-Fi to my IPAD; 40 x 2-minute sub exposures; 80 minutes total integration time.


Dayton, Ohio, Coordinates: 39.7589, -84.1916

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