Filamentary Nebula

Image information:

Date: 09/11/2021
Equipment: Moravian C1+ 12000A camera through APM/LZOS 105/650 APO telescope using Altair QuadBand OSC filter on Losmandy GM8 mount. The telescope was working at f4.9 using TS 2" 0.79x corrector / reducer.
Image type: OSC
Exposure time: 80X180s, gain 40.

Object information:

Object designations:

Filamentary Nebula, Witch's Broom Nebula, Western Veil Nebula, NGC 6960, Caldwell 34
Object type:
Supernova remnant
Object size:

70' X 12'

Constellation: Cygnus
Some 5000 years ago a massive star (at least 8 times the mass of the Sun) exploded as a Type II Supernova. That explosion created supernova remnant complex known as the Cygnus Loop or the Veil Nebula complex. It is, actually, an expanding cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust. Red color in the image comes from ionized hydrogen and green from ionized oxygen. The complex lays some 1400 ly away from us towards the constellation of Cygnus. NGC6960 is a part of that complex.

Related images:

List of related images:

Veil Nebula, CFHT with QSI583wsg and Pentax-M* 67 300mm F/4 ED (IF) lens