The “Witch’s Broom”, revisited
This portion of the Veil Nebula, commonly called the “Witch’s Broom,” is part of a larger shell of gas known as the Cygnus Loop. It’s gases blown off from a supernova that exploded 10,000 to 20,000 years ago!
The rich red and blue colors are real; this is not a false color image. Shot over two nights through red, green, blue, and Hydrogen-alpha filters.