NGC 6559

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Object identification (2.2MB)

DSLR widefield image

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.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-05-28 until 2022-06-03 (4 nights)
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: 10" Newtonian telescope (f=1000mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200
Exposure time: L 18x8min / RGB 7x8min each
Exposure time total: 5h 12min