Wednesday, June 13, 2007

NGC6820/NGC6823 Open Cluster and Emission Nebula

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©2007 Richard Murray

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Techno Stuff: 6/13/07 ATK-16hr, Megrez 80mm APO at F/6, mounted on LX90 8" SCT, Ha 6nm, 186 minutes total with 26.6 minute subframes, Binning 1x1, Autoguided with Atik-2HS and Guidedog from LX90, Darks Applied, Registax3, Photoshop CS2

Notes: NGC6823 is the star cluster in the center while NGC6820 is the surrounding emission nebula. Note the dark nebula and pillars of cold molecular clouds which probably contain newborn stars obscured by the enveloping dust.

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