16.7.17

veiled western witch

It seems wrong sitting next to a telescope with shorts and t-shirt; you're supposed to be tea-cosy-hat-that-your-gran-knitted-you in the freezing cold. In February. But anyway, with the sensor approaching 32º, how else do you spend tropical nights where the temperature never drops?

This is a cloud of ionised and heated gas and dust left over from a supernova probably 2000BC. The bright star 51-cygni is much closer than the nebula and spoils the shot. The Cygnus Altinak...
nebula ngc6960 witch's broom in cygnus
700d + nt150   31x240s @ ISO800