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The Details
Object
NGC 6820 in Vulpecula
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 Mount with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI 16803 Proline CCD
Filters
Tru-Balance 5 nm H Alpha Filter
Date
04/23/25 July 2015
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
Ha 14 x 1800 sec 1x1 bin
Software
ACP, Maxim DL/CCD, , CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 43'51" x 43'46" centered on RA 19h43m14s
DEC+23°18'14" (2000.0) . North angle 269.6°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
This faint emisison nebula is located in the constellation Vulpecula about 6000 light years from Earth. The heart of open cluster NGC 6823, a youngster at only about 2 million years old, lies at a 1 o'clock position from the prominent dark column cutting across the nebula.

This image is a collaborative effort between Howard Hedlund of Astro-Physics, Inc. and Dave Jurasevich, with a total exposure time of 7 hours.

 

 

 

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