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Filamentary Nebula - NGC 6960 - 24"x16" Poster Medium

Filamentary Nebula - NGC 6960 - 24"x16" Poster Medium

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24"wide by 16"high Poster of the Filamentary Nebula NGC6960

The NGC 6960, also known as the Filamentary Nebula or the "Witch's Broom Nebula," is a well-known and visually striking emission nebula located in the Cygnus constellation. It is a part of the larger North America Nebula complex. The name "Filamentary Nebula" comes from the intricate network of glowing filaments and tendrils that make up its structure.

The NGC 6960 Filamentary Nebula is formed by the interaction between the intense ultraviolet radiation emitted by nearby young and massive stars and the surrounding interstellar gas and dust. This radiation ionizes the gas, causing it to glow in various colors, primarily red due to the presence of hydrogen alpha emission.

The nebula is often referred to as the "Witch's Broom Nebula" due to its distinctive appearance. It is characterized by a prominent elongated shape that resembles the bristles of a broom, with a sweeping arc of nebulosity stretching across the sky. This arc is thought to be created by the shockwave produced by a high-speed stellar wind from a massive star colliding with the surrounding interstellar medium.

NGC 6960 is a prime example of a so-called "supernova remnant." It is believed that a massive star in the region went supernova, releasing an enormous amount of energy and generating a shockwave that caused the surrounding material to be compressed and heated, leading to the nebula's distinctive appearance.

Astrophotographers and amateur astronomers often capture stunning images of the NGC 6960 Filamentary Nebula, showcasing its intricate structure and vibrant colors. It serves as a testament to the dynamic and ever-changing nature of God's creations, where stars are born, evolve, and ultimately meet their explosive fates, leaving behind beautiful remnants like this nebula.

This photo of the Filamentary Nebula NGC 6960 represents two nights of collecting protons. Representing 161 three-minute exposures for just a little over 8 hours of integration. This is a very patriotic nebula for Americans with its natural reds, whites, and blues. Australia, the United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, France, Fiji and several other countries may feel the same. Nearby and within this large region are the Eastern Veil, and Pickering’s Triangle nebulas. Which I will be offering within the next few months. What separates this area from other nebulas are the long colorful streaks like brushstrokes. Astronomy photography requires specialized equipment, more work, more editing, and a lot of patience. Where God guides, he provides.

Containing Bible verse Deuteronomy 3:24 - O Lord God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours?

SKU 23NGC6960Filamentary2416Poster

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