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North Wales Astronomy Society's picture of the week


PICTURED is the Western Veil Nebula, also known by its common name the Witches Broom.

This is just a small part of a large extended Supernova remnant in Cygnus known collectively as the Veil Nebula. 

This Nebula has long been considered at test of dark skies and good optics to be seen visually. This long exposure picture showing the rope like filaments within the Nebula  is a combination of 6hrs of data colour combined to the Hubble palette colours.

Images courtesy of The North Wales Astronomy Society. To find out more visit their website www.northwalesastro.co.uk