NGC 6960 and Pickerings Triangle

The nebulosity at the top is NGC 6960 - sometimes referred to as the Witch's Broom or Western Veil Nebula.  Below lies Pickerings Triangle.  These beautiful wisps of ionized hydrogen and oxygen are part of the Veil Complex - remnants of a supernova event which took place an estimated 5000 to 10000 years ago in the constellation Cygnus.

The Veil Complex is one of the most imaged areas in the night sky.

OTA:  William Optics Star71

Camera:  Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters:  Astrodon Ha/OIII  (3nm)

Mount:  CGEM DX and AP Mach1

Data obtained:  July - October 2014

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory