NGC 6820   wide field

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Image with TeleVue NP101 (f=540mm)

Object data of NGC6820

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: Rubinar300 (2.5" Maksutov Cassegrain f=300mm)
Camera: ST-8300C
Mount: Vixen GPDX
Exposure time: 37x6m
Exposure time total: 3h 42m