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

Image of the day 05/08/2017

    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

      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"

      Integration: 16.8 hours

      Avg. Moon age: 28.68 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 0.82%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 1563375

      RA center: 21h 29' 52"

      DEC center: +12° 10' 19"

      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, 



    
        

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