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NGC 206 in Andromeda galaxy, 


            Ruben Barbosa
NGC 206 in Andromeda galaxy

NGC 206 in Andromeda galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:The Liverpool Telescope

Imaging camera:IO:O

Software:Maxim DL, Gimp

Resolution: 2056x1622

Bessell-B: 7x94" bin 2x2
Bessell-V: 7x94" bin 2x2
SDSS-R: 7x94" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.5 hours job: 2950751

RA center: 10.049 degrees

DEC center: 40.704 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.300 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.842 degrees

Field radius: 0.121 degrees


* Image acquisition by Liverpool Telescope.
* Processing: Ruben Barbosa.
* NGC206 with Andromeda can be viewed in Andromeda Galaxy composition.

NGC 206 is the richest and most conspicuous star cloud in the Andromeda Galaxy as well as one of the largest and brightest star formation regions of the Local Group. It contains more than 300 stars brighter than Mb=−3.6. It was originally identified by Edwin Hubble as a star cluster but today, due to its size, it is classified as an OB association.

NGC 206 is located in a spiral arm of the Andromeda Galaxy, in a zone free of neutral hydrogen and has a double structure, with one region that has an age of around 10 million years and includes several H II regions in one of its borders and other with an age of between 40 million years and 50 million years that includes a number of cepheids. Both parts are separated by a band of interstellar dust and include hundreds of stars of spectral type O and B.

See also:
* Andromeda Galaxy.
* Andromeda Galaxy, composition.
* M32, The Smallest Messier Galaxy.
* M110, An Elliptical Galaxy.



Ruben Barbosa
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  • NGC 206 in Andromeda galaxy, 


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    NGC 206 in Andromeda galaxy, 


            Ruben Barbosa

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NGC 206 in Andromeda galaxy, 


            Ruben Barbosa