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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
12:30 am

Equipment Details:

WO RedCat51 refractor, ZWO ASI183MC camera with Optolong L-Pro filter, SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro mount

Post-processing Details:

30 4-minute lights plus calibration frames were stacked using DeepSkyStacker; other post-processing was with Siril, Photoshop CS2 plus Astronomy Tools plugin, StarNet++ and PhotoScape X

Image Details:

NGC 6960 (aka the Witch's Broom Nebula) in the constellation Cygnus is part of the Veil Nebula, which is the remnant of a star that went supernova about 10,000 years ago. NGC 6960 spans about 35 light years and is 1,400 light years from Earth.