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Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) RGB Image, 



    
        

            Eric Coles (coles44)
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Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) RGB Image

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Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) RGB Image, 



    
        

            Eric Coles (coles44)
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Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) RGB Image

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro Physics 305 mm f/3.8 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL 16200

Mounts: Paramount-ME II ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro Physics 305 mm f/3.8 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph

Guiding cameras: SBIG STXL 16200

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Photoshop CS5  ·  Maxim DL Pro 5

Filters: Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2


Dates:Oct. 2, 2017Oct. 24, 2017Nov. 20, 2017

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 6x1200" (2h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 5x1200" (1h 40') bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 5x1200" (1h 40') bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 5.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.09%


Astrometry.net job: 1827563

RA center: 1h 0' 19"

DEC center: -72° 12' 43"

Pixel scale: 1.106 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.246 degrees

Field radius: 0.885 degrees


Resolution: 4500x3600

Locations: Australia, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

This is the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) RGB Image. It has so many stars you need to expand it to the full resolution in order to appreciate how many. This is only the RGB data which emphasizes star color. And it is only a small portion of the SMC.

Here is what Wikipedia says about the SMC.

"The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), or Nubecula Minor, is a dwarf galaxy near the Milky Way. It is classified as a dwarf irregular galaxy. It has a diameter of about 7,000 light-years, contains several hundred million stars, and has a total mass of approximately 7 billion times the mass of the Sun. The SMC contains a central bar structure and it is speculated that it was once a barred spiral galaxy that was disrupted by the Milky Way to become somewhat irregular. At a distance of about 200,000 light-years, it is one of the Milky Way's nearest intergalactic neighbors. It is also one of the most distant objects that can be seen with the naked eye."

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Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) RGB Image, 



    
        

            Eric Coles (coles44)