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NGC 6960 - The Veil Nebula

Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light must suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was an exploding star and record the colorful expanding cloud as the Veil Nebula. Pictured below is the west end of the Veil Nebula known technically as NGC 6960 but less formally as the Witch’s Broom Nebula. The rampaging gas gains its colors by impacting and exciting existing nearby gas. The supernova remnant lies about 1400 light-years away towards the constellation of Cygnus. This Witch’s Broom actually spans over three times the angular size of the full Moon. The bright star 52 Cygnus is visible with the unaided eye from a dark location but unrelated to the ancient supernova."[*]

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My first try at NGC 6960

Taken on August 22, 2008
Orion ED80
Hap Griffin Modified Canon Rebel XT350D
SkyGlow filter utilized to reduce amount of light pollution

60 1-minute exposures
ISO 800
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker
Processed with PhotoShop CS

Because of exposure time limitation due to light pollution, many more frames are needed to get more signal.

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Veil Taken between 9/1/2007 and 10/7/2008
Re-Processed on 3/31/2012

Orion ED80
Hap Griffin Modified Canon Rebel XT350D
No Filters used

82 90-second exposures
ISO 800
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker
Processed with PhotoShop CS
  Taken between 10/7/2008 and 8/17/2012
Re-Processed on 8/18/2012

Orion ED80
Hap Griffin Modified Canon Rebel XT350D
No Filters used

82 90-second exposures at ISO800
49 60-second exposures at ISO 1600
68 120-second exposures at ISO 800

Stacked with DeepSkyStacker
Processed with PhotoShop CS

 

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