NGC6960, the western portion of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus.
This region, around the star 52 Cygni, is also known as the Witch's Broom.
This color image uses a luminance stack of 8 eight minute exposures taken through a Hydrogen-alpha filter
with an SXV-H9 CCD camera on a Tele Vue NP-101 4" f/5.4 refractor.
It was gamma-scaled and combined with red, green and blue channels,
each of which was a stack of 2 sixteen minute exposures.
All image processing was performed using AIP4WIN.
This image has been resampled down from its original size of 1174x877.