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Ngc 6520 (Open Star Cluster) & Barnard 86 (Ink Spot Nebula )

Ngc 6520 (Open Star Cluster) & Barnard 86 (Ink Spot Nebula )

On the bottom is a young star cluster, NGC 6520. The hot, blue stars of the cluster tip us off to its relative youth. On the top there is the Barnard 86, a dark nebula. This cloud of relatively dense gas and dust, apparently a remnant of the formation of NGC 6520, blocks the light from the star cloud beyond

Telescope: GSO RC10
Mount: Astrophysics Mach1 GTO
Camera: ATIK4000 Mono
Filters: LRGB
Subexposures: 5mins
Total exposure: ~ 3
Location: Near Gythion Lakonias

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