Updated: 10.3.06

The Veil Nebula is an expansive and expanding remnant of a supernova blast that occurred approximately 20,000 years ago. The brighter portions are known as the Eastern (ngc6992) and Western (ngc6960) segments. This particular image is that of the Western side and is also known as the Witch's Broom. This was taken at a campground in Pennsylvania.

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10" Homebuilt Newtonian

Starlight Express SXV-M25 one-shot ccd camera

46x4 (total of 184 mins)

f/3 with Keller Corrector and IDAS filter

Stacked (w/SD) and color conversion in Maxim and tweaks in PS (no flats)) - (LR)RGB image

guided with the Tak Sky90 and SX guide head


Pine Hill Campground