NGC 6992 E. Veil Nebula


Chris Heapy

Macclesfield , UK

Scope: TeleVue NP127is + 0.8x Reducer
Mount: Losmandy G11 + Gemini L.4
CCD: Atik490EX @ 1×1 (1.4 arc-sec/pxl)
Guide: TeleVue Pronto + Lodestar
Software: StarTools, AstroArt 5, Ps

Part of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus, the Witches Broom is a bright part of a huge supernova remnent. Of particular note is the fine intertwining tendrils of gas and dust formed by the expanding shockwave of the initial explosion.