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NGC 6820 Nebula , NGC 6823 Star Cluster

NGC 6820 is an emission nebula that surrounds open cluster NGC 6823 in Vulpecula, near M27, the Dumbbell Nebula. The nebula NGC 6820 is also called Sharpless catalog Sh 2-86.
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.

Location / Exposure Dates

Mauna Keratea Obs July 2014

Telescope

Toscano RC 10" - Astro-Physics CCDT67 Telecompressor  at f6

EQ Mount

Astro-Physics AP1200 GTO

Camera

QHY9 CCD

Guiding

60/230mm Lunatico's Guidescope , QHY5L II, PHD Guide

Filters / Exposures

Ha 18x900 sec bin 2x, SII & OIII  9x1800 bin 2x

Total Exposure time

13.5 ~ hours

Software

Nebulosity 3, DSS, CCD Stack, Pixinshight, Photoshop CS6.

 

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