Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Pegasus (Peg)  ·  Contains:  M 15  ·  NGC 7078

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Messier 15 and IFN, 



    
        

            Péter Feltóti
Messier 15 and IFN
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Messier 15 and IFN

Image of the day 05/08/2017

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Messier 15 and IFN, 



    
        

            Péter Feltóti
Messier 15 and IFN
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Messier 15 and IFN

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 200/800 carbon Newton astrograph

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600D(a)

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 PRO belt modified

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 53 mm mini (for guiding)

Guiding cameras: Mgen guide camera

Focal reducers: Skywatcher F4 coma corrector

Accessory: Lacerta Mgen autoguider


Dates:Aug. 31, 2016

Frames: 202x300" (16h 50')

Integration: 16h 50'

Avg. Moon age: 28.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.82%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1563375

RA center: 21h29m52s

DEC center: +12°1019

Pixel scale: 2.949 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.621 degrees

Field radius: 0.916 degrees


Resolution: 1860x1240

Locations: Zselic Starlight Park, Kaposvár, Hungary

Description

Messier 15 globular cluster and currents of IFN (integrated flux nebula) is pictured on this image. These two types of deep sky object are some of the most mysterious things. While globular clusters are quite common yet the oldest creatures in Universe, their origins and their role in galactic evolution are still unclear. Integrated flux nebula is a relatively recently discovered phenomenon. These ghostly filaments of dust and gas are "above" the plane of Milky Way and illuminated by its integrated light. M15 is the oldest and the most dense known globular cluster hovering over the plain of the galaxy 33 600 light years from us in constellation Pegasus, where IFN is also relatively dense. This field of view gives us a cross-section insight of the structure of our galaxy in three scales. The foreground stars in the plane, the INF above them and the Old Myterious Globe, a shiny jewel of our home galaxy.

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Messier 15 and IFN, 



    
        

            Péter Feltóti