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Witch's Broom Nebula | by DJMcCrady
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Witch's Broom Nebula

The Witch's Broom Nebula is also part of the famous Veil Nebula complex, this being the western portion. The entire complex is the remnant of a powerful supernova explosion which occurred thousands of years ago, sending elements forged in the destroyed stars core into space. The bright star is 52 Cygni.


Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5

SBIG STL-4020M (remote guide head)

Takahashi EM-200

SII/Ha/OIII: 3 hours each channel (20 minute subexposures)

Processed with Maxim/DL, CCDStack, and Photoshop CS4

Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools

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Taken on August 1, 2010