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SH2-86 image Contains: Deep sky object
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Description

SH2-86 is a large faint emission nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. Embedded within it are NGC 6820 -- a small reflection nebula -- and NGC 6823 -- an open cluster. The open cluster is about 50 light years across and is about 6,000 light years away. The center of it formed about two million years ago and is dominated by young blue stars. This image contains 16 hours of narrowband SII, OIII and H-alpha exposures, and another 1 hour of R, G, B exposures for the stars. Imaged with: TEC140ED telescope; Astro-Physics Quad Telecompressor 0.72x reducer; QHY268M camera; Chroma filters; iOptron CEM70 mount; Berlebach Planet tripod; etc.