Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Filamentary nebula  ·  Lace-work nebula  ·  NGC 6960  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil nebula
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NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller
NGC6960 The Witches Broom
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NGC6960 The Witches Broom

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 100 ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO 1600MM-C

Mounts: EQ6 R Pro SkyWatcher

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Altair astro 60mm guide scope Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO 1600MM-C

Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8.6  ·  Photoshop CC 2019  ·  PhD 2  ·  Sequence Generator Pro Sequence Generator  ·  DDS  ·  QHY-CCD Polemaster Software Polemaster

Filters: ZWO 36mm 7nm OIII  ·  ZWO 36mm 7nm Ha

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox Ultimate Powerbox  ·  Pegasus Astro FocusCube  ·  Intel Compute Stick  ·  gamepad Joystick  ·  Homemade GPS unit

Dates:June 28, 2019

ZWO 36mm 7nm Ha: 31x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm 7nm OIII: 10x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.7 hours

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 25.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.21%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2768903

RA center: 20h 45' 38"

DEC center: +30° 46' 40"

Pixel scale: 1.412 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.742 degrees

Field radius: 1.116 degrees

Resolution: 4552x3416

Locations: Backyard, South Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


NGC6960 The Witches Broom

This was one of my first ever successful DSO back in 2018 when I started astro imaging. so happy to return to this beautiful DSO in 2019 with my better equipment and see the true details.

Going to add more data this weekend if the skies remain clear.


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NGC6960 The Witches Broom, 


            Michael Caller