NGC6960 - The Witch's Broom - part of The Veil SNR

The Witch's Broom in HA

The Witch's Broom Nebula in Cygnus - NGC6960 - part of The Veil Super Nova Remnant (SNR)
ST-10XME and CFW8a, Astrodon 6nm H-Alpha filter
Takahashi FSQ F/5 Fluorite Refractor w Robofocus
18 x 10 min self-guided on an AP900QMD mount
Acquired, Flats and Darks subtracted in CCDSoft5
Alignment, bloom removal and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels and curves in PS CS2
Noise Reduction via Reduce Noise in PS CS2 (Strength 10; Preserve Details 35%; Sharpen Details 50%)

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Flesherton, Ontario
July 13 2006