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)
SII/Ha/OIII: 3 hours each channel (20 minute subexposures)
Processed with Maxim/DL, CCDStack, and Photoshop CS4
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools