The NGC 6820 is an emission nebula that surrounds open cluster NGC 6823 in Vulpecula. The most striking feature is the trunk-like pillar of dust and gas protruding from the east side of the nebula towards the open cluster, NGC 6823 in the west. The center of the open cluster is about two million years old and is predominantly represented by many young, bright blue stars. Outer parts of the cluster intimately involving pillars of emission nebula NGC 6820, contain even younger stars.
Equipment: Exposure details: Location:
Telescope: TEC180FL
Mount: Astro Physics Mach1GTO
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
Luminance: 10x5min
Red: 12x5min
Green: 10x5min
Blue: 8x5min
Nea Pedeli, Athens, Greece
N 38o03'36'' - E 23o51'15''
12 July 2008
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: MaxImDL RGB weights: G2V Star
RGB combine: MaxImDL LRGB creation: Photoshop CS3
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