NGC 6960 (The Filamentary or Witch's Broom Nebula)

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Wednesday, March 4, 2009

by Dave Mitsky

I took this 6 minute autoguided image of NGC 6960, the western segment of the Cygnus Loop (Veil Nebula complex), and the star 52 Cygni on 2005/9/7 using my Canon EOS Digital Rebel DSLR camera at prime focus.  The location was a private observatory near Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania.  My sincere thanks go to the accomplished astroimager John Yecker for the use of his 130mm f/6 Astro-Physics Starfire refractor and SBIG STV autoguider.  John's web site is located at

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