NGC 6559

NGC 6559
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NGC 6559

NGC 6559 IN SAGITTARIUS.
Bright gas and dark dust permeate the space between stars in the centre of a nebula known as NGC 6559. The gas, primarily hydrogen, is responsible for the diffuse red glow of the emission nebula. As energetic light from neighbouring stars ionizes interstellar hydrogen, protons and electrons recombine to emit light of very specific colors, including the red hue observed. Small dust particles reflect blue starlight efficiently and so creates the blue reflection nebulosity seen near two of the bright stars. Dust also absorbs visible light, causing the dark clouds and filaments visible. NGC 6559 lies about 5000 light-years away toward the constellation of Sagittarius.
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHi-2
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL 16803
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
06 Jun 2021
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
LRGB
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Pixinsight/Photoshop
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
Pro-Dataset