NGC 6559  -  wide field

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Object identification (7.2MB)

Image with 10" Newtonian (f=1000mm)

Object data of NGC6559

Object type: Emission and reflection nebula
Size: 8'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Sgr
Distance: 5,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 6559 is a star-forming region located at a distance of about 5000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sagittarius, showing both emission (red) and reflection (bluish) regions.

West of NGC 6559 one finds the well-known emission nebulae M8 (Lagoon Nebula) and M20 (Trifid Nebula).

Exposure data

Date: 2022-05-28 until 2022-06-03 (5 nights)
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: Vixen FL55SS with flattener (f=312mm)
Camera: EOS6D (ISO 800)
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200
Exposure time: 46x6min
Exposure time total: 4h 36min