6820 is an emission nebula that lies approximately 6000 light years
away in the Orion arm of the Milky way (the same arm in which our
solar system resides). It contains many Bok Globules. These small,
dark regions of gas and dust are in the process of star-formation.
The trunk-like structure is likely formed by stellar winds of newly
nebula is associated with the open star cluster NGC 6823 (located
at the upper center).
Color images were focused
using the camera's live view. They were calibrated, aligned, and
combined in ImagesPlus.
Ha images were focused,
acquired, calibrated, alignged, and combined in CCDSoft.
The combined color and
Ha images were aligned in Registar. The composite image created
and adjusted in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.