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Western Veil Nebula - mosaic


NGC6960 Western Veil Nebula - 2 panel mosaic

NGC 6960 Western Veil Nebula, also known as the Witch’s Broom Nebula, is a part of the Veil Nebula. It is a supernova remnant from a star that was about 20 times larger than the Sun and is estimated to have exploded around 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. The complete supernova remnant lies about 1400 light-years away towards the constellation Cygnus. This Witch’s Broom actually spans about 35 light-years.
Below mosaic is created by using 2 panels, with each panel photographed at a focal length of 2070mm using quad band triad filter. Please visit my astrobin page for full resolution image & more technical details:



Imaging Telescopes: Celestron EdgeHD 11"
Imaging Cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Mounts: iOptron CEM120
Filters: Radian Triad Ultra 2"
Accessories: Celestron 0.7X Reducer EdgeHD1100 (94241)
Software: Adobe Photoshop
Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Topaz Labs DeNoise AI
Guiding Telescopes:    William Optics RedCat 51 II
Guiding Cameras: ZWO ASI178MC


Acquisition details

Dates: Oct. 27, 2023 (23 x ×300″)
Oct. 28, 2023 (30 x ×300″)
Oct. 29, 2023 (72 x ×300″)
Oct. 30, 2023 (32 x ×300″)
Oct. 31, 2023 (26 x ×300″)
Frames: 183×300″
Integration:  15h 15′