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Contains:  Filamentary nebula, Lace-work nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg, Veil nebula
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NGC6960 the Witch's Broom Nebula, 


NGC6960 the Witch's Broom Nebula
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NGC6960 the Witch's Broom Nebula

Technical card

Dates:July 11, 2015

Frames: 67x480"

Integration: 8.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.94%

Basic astrometry details job: 3283330

RA center: 20h 46' 1"

DEC center: +30° 43' 44"

Pixel scale: 1.114 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.694 degrees

Field radius: 0.645 degrees

Resolution: 3333x2508

Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria

Data source: Traveller


The Witch's Broom is a Popstar of sky photography, and I set the stage lights bright and colorful to bring out the incandescent gas. Narrowband is used near real color to feature the subtle filaments, and star colors are strong (but nuanced) to match the picture.
North is right, and I took the freedom to show it mirrored like in the Newtonian, for me that is the more dramatic view.



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NGC6960 the Witch's Broom Nebula,