NGC 6520

NGC 6520

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Raison d’etre I often question myself: why is it that every clear night I keep returning for more and more images. The answer that keeps coming to me is that it is peaceful under the clear night sky…….and so beautiful! The bejeweled open star cluster NGC6520 in Scorpio juxtaposed beside a dark nebula and a backdrop of more distant intergalactic stars stole my breath for a moment with its beauty. I hope it does something for you too!

Coordinates       :

Sagittarius 18h 04’ -27deg 54’

Date Imaged       :

June 16 – 17, 2007

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5? f8 Starfire

Camera       :

Atik 16HR, Astronomik filters

Exposure       :

LRGB = 18:12:12:16 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines