Cosmic Impressions by Glenn Schaeffer

NGC 6960 - The Witch's Broom Nebula

NGC 6960


NGC 6960, also called the Witches Broom Nebula, is located in the constellation Cygnus and is located  in the western part of the Veil Nebula complex.  The entire Veil Nebula complex spans 3 x 3 degrees of the sky or approximately 6 times the diameter of a full moon.  The Veil Nebula complex is the remnant of a supernova explosion that occurred about 8 to 10 thousand years ago. This happens to be the official first image with my new homemade astrograph and QSI 583wsg imager.  

Photographic Details:

Date & Location: October 8th, 2010, Fort Mckavett, Texas.
Scope: Homemade 10" f4.81 Newtonian Astrograph.
Autoguider: QSI's intergrated guider port, Meade DSI Pro II and PHD Guider software.
Camera: QSI 583wsg controlled with ImagePlus 3.83 Camera Control.
Filters: Astrodon True Balanced E-Filters- Red, Green, Blue, and Luminence.
Conditions: Temp 49F, Humidity 82%, Winds calm, Transparency 8/10, Seeing 8/10.
Exposures: 10 x 300sec R,G,B. 20 x 300sec Luminence Sub Frames. calibrated with associated Darks, Flats, Flat Darks, and Bias Frames.
Post-processing: Automatic calibration with ImagePlus 3.82 with associated Darks, Flats, Flat Darks, and Bias Frames along with DDP processing. Final processing Adobe Photoshop CS.


Images Copyright 1999-2010 by Glenn Schaeffer