Galactic Nebula NGC 6820: Close to the Dumbbell Nebula M27 is this not very often photographed emission nebula. Typical for a star generating region is the huge trunk-like structure within the nebula which is created by the strong radiation and star winds of the young Open Cluster NGC 2623 in the center.

Object Galactic Nebula NGC 6820
Category Nebulae
Designation NGC 6820, NGC 6823
Constellation Vulpecula
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch f/4.6 with Televue SBIG Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 5 x 20min (1x1 bin) Baader H-alpha filter, 6x5min (2x2 bin) each Astrodon True Balance RGB filterset.Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L:Ha,RGB
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 19 + 27 Aug 2009
 
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