NGC 6826  -  Blinking Planetary

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Object data of NGC6826

Object type: Planetary Nebula
Size: 27" x 24"
Magnitude: 8.8 mag
Constellation: Cyg
Distance: 2,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 6826 (also known as Blinking Planetary) is a small, but very bright planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus. Its distance to earth is around 2,000 light-years.

Due to its high surface brightness, very short individual exposure times are required. A much fainter halo with a diameter of 2 arc minutes can be captured with longer exposure times.

Exposure data

Date: 2021-08-25 until 2021-09-30 (4 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1 / Ha 5nm 1x1 / [OIII] 3nm 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 152x15s / RGB 48x15s each / Ha 40x8min / [OIII] 37x8min
Exposure time total: 11h 30min
Notes: Taken on nights with a bright moon