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Contains:  NGC 6823

Image of the day 07/31/2016

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    NGC 6823, Hubble Palette, 


            Eric Coles (coles44)
    NGC 6823, Hubble Palette

    NGC 6823, Hubble Palette

    Technical card

    Resolution: 4008x2672

    Dates:July 15, 2016July 16, 2016July 17, 2016July 18, 2016July 19, 2016

    Astrodon 3nm OIII: 12x1800" bin 1x1
    Astrodon 3nm SII: 12x1800" bin 1x1
    Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm: 34x1800" bin 1x1

    Integration: 29.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 12.37 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 91.89% job: 1169460

    RA center: 295.889 degrees

    DEC center: 23.365 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.507 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 92.050 degrees

    Field radius: 0.339 degrees

    Locations: Sierra Remote Observatories, Shaver Lake, California, United States


    The description from the 2014 APOD (
    Star cluster NGC 6823 is slowly turning gas clouds into stars. The center of the open cluster, visible on the upper right, formed only about two million years ago and is dominated in brightness by a host of bright young blue stars. Some outer parts of the cluster, visible in the featured image's center as the stars and pillars of emission nebula NGC 6820, contain even younger stars. The huge pillars of gas and dust likely get their elongated shape by erosion from hot radiation emitted from the brightest cluster stars. Striking dark globules of gas and dust are also visible across the upper left of the featured image. Open star cluster NGC 6823 spans about 50 light years and lies about 6000 light years away toward the constellation of the Fox (Vulpecula).



    Eric Coles (coles44)
    License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


      NGC 6823, Hubble Palette, 


            Eric Coles (coles44)
      NGC 6823, Hubble Palette, 


            Eric Coles (coles44)
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      NGC 6823, Hubble Palette, 


            Eric Coles (coles44)

    Sky plot

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    NGC 6823, Hubble Palette, 


            Eric Coles (coles44)