NGC 6820  +  NGC 6823

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Object identification (1MB)

OSC widefield image

Object data of NGC 6820

Object type: emission nebula
Size: 40'
Magnitude: 15 mag
Constellation: Vul
Distance: 6,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 6820 is an emission nebula that surrounds open star cluster NGC 6823 in Vulpecula. The nebula NGC 6820 is also called Sh 2-86. The most striking feature is the trunk-like pillar or dust and gas protruding from the east side of the nebula towards the open cluster, NGC 6823 in the west.  

Exposure data

Date: 2011-08-25 + 27
Location: Edelweissspitze / Austria (2600m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 20x8m / R 6x8m / G 6x8m / B 6x8m
Exposure time total: 5h 04m
Notes: very bad seeing during RGB exposures