Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydrus (Hyi)  ·  Contains:  NGC 456  ·  NGC 460  ·  NGC 465  ·  NGC 602
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At the Edge of  SMC - Flying Lizard,  Supernova Remnant SXP 1062 and NGC460, 



    
        

            Patrick Dufour
At the Edge of  SMC - Flying Lizard,  Supernova Remnant SXP 1062 and NGC460
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At the Edge of SMC - Flying Lizard, Supernova Remnant SXP 1062 and NGC460

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At the Edge of  SMC - Flying Lizard,  Supernova Remnant SXP 1062 and NGC460, 



    
        

            Patrick Dufour
At the Edge of  SMC - Flying Lizard,  Supernova Remnant SXP 1062 and NGC460
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At the Edge of SMC - Flying Lizard, Supernova Remnant SXP 1062 and NGC460

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iHW

Mounts: iOptron CEM120 EC2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iHW

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MC

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  NINA - Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy

Filters: Astrodon Ha 50mm 5nm  ·  Astrodon S2 50mm 5nm  ·  Astrodon O3 50mm 5nm


Dates:Oct. 24, 2020

Frames: 220x600" (36h 40')

Integration: 36h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 8.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 59.64%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4000140

RA center: 1h 23' 55"

DEC center: -73° 21' 18"

Pixel scale: 1.263 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.591 degrees

Field radius: 0.994 degrees


Resolution: 4727x3122

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

One of the most cataclysmic events in the universe is the explosion of a massive star as a supernova, which can create a neutron star (NS). NSs are thought to be born rapidly spinning with rotation periods of a few 10 ms. Their rotation is first slowed down by magnetic dipole braking and then by the propeller effect when the NS is in a binary star system and mass loss from the companion star begins. When rotating slowly enough, accretion onto the NS sets in and the system can be detected as an X-ray binary. The spin evolution of the NS in a high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) system depends on the initial magnetic field strength of the NS and on the mass accretion rate. The remnant is oxygen-rich (in Blue) , indicating that it developed from a type Ib event. You will find it in the photo, just to the right of NGC602.

This image was produced with the Ha - Oiii - Sii filters and the composition was inspired by the method proposed by the author of The Coldest Nights

Thank you ForaxX!

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At the Edge of  SMC - Flying Lizard,  Supernova Remnant SXP 1062 and NGC460, 



    
        

            Patrick Dufour