NGC6820 Nebula doesn’t have a name, so let’s call it Hidden octopus nebula (because only one tentacle is visible). Hidden octopus nebula is a giant cloud (50 light years in diameter) of ionized hydrogen alpha gas, where new stars are born. The tentacle forms a similar structure just like in the more famous M16 Eagle nebula. It’s located in the constellation Vulpecula (Little fox) not far from M27 Dumbbell nebula and it’s 6000 light years from Earth.

The picture was processed in the bi-color technique. This means I collected the photos through two filters: H alpha and OIII. H alpha was inserted into the red channel, and OIII into the green and blue one.


Telescope:Newton 254/1000 mm
Aperture:254 mm
Focal length:1000 mm
Mount:Gemini GF53f
Autoguiding:ZWO 174MM, TS 60/240 mm
Camera:Moravian instruments G2 8300M @-30C
Filters:Baader Ha OIII
Exposure:22xHa 30 s, 20xOIII, bin 1x1