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Contains:  IC 2574
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Coddington's Nebula, 


Coddington's Nebula

Coddington's Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1900x1900

Dates:Feb. 25, 2017Feb. 26, 2017Feb. 27, 2017

Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 35x450" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 33x450" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 71x900" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 34x450" bin 2x2

Integration: 30.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.83% job: 1479123

RA center: 157.099 degrees

DEC center: 68.424 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.957 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.534 degrees

Field radius: 0.357 degrees

Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain


IC 2574 discovered by Edwin Coddington in 1898 and classified first as a nebula is actually a dwarf irregular galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major and is part of the M81 group of galaxies. This long exposure image of this classification type SAB(s)m shows two very dim arms and irregular shape. To the north (top left) is an area of massive star formations surrounded by interstellar medium (ISM) and thought to be triggered by the central stellar cluster and because if its large size it is classified as a 'Super Giant Shell' (SGS).
An extract taken from a study by S. Steward & F. Walter 2000: In the standard picture (e.g., Weaver et al. 1977; McKee & Ostriker 1977; Chu et al.1995), these structures are believed to be created by young star-forming regions that supposedly eject a great amount of mechanical energy into the ambient ISM in terms of strong stellar winds and subsequent supernova (SN) explosions.



License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


Coddington's Nebula,