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Contains:  NGC 6823, NGC 6820
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NGC6820 Nebula, 


            Mark Eby
NGC6820 Nebula

NGC6820 Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2000x1500

B: 15x60" (gain: 139.00)
G: 15x60" (gain: 139.00)
L: 60x60" (gain: 139.00)
R: 15x60" (gain: 139.00)

Integration: 1.8 hours job: 2232552

RA center: 295.792 degrees

DEC center: 23.296 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.730 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.753 degrees

Field radius: 0.601 degrees

Locations: SDAA Dark Sky Observing Site, Tierra del Sol, CA, United States

Data source: Traveller


NGC6820 is a reflection nebula located 6000 light-years away and stretching 50 light-years across. It is surrounded by Sharpless 2-86, a faint emission nebula, which is also used as an alternative name. The open cluster at the center is NGC6823. North is at the top.

Comment: 08-11-2018, Tierra del Sol, CA, below average transparency, dew; faint nebulosity merits much more total exposure time.



Mark Eby
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC6820 Nebula, 


            Mark Eby