Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Tucana (Tuc)  ·  Contains:  NGC 292  ·  NGC 346  ·  NGC 371  ·  NGC 456  ·  NGC 465  ·  Small Magellanic Cloud
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Small Magellanic Cloud (HaLRGB)

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Small Magellanic Cloud (HaLRGB), 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
Small Magellanic Cloud (HaLRGB)
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Small Magellanic Cloud (HaLRGB)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Imaging cameras: FLI Microline 16803

Mounts: Paramount ME

Software: FITS LIBERATOR, GIMP


Frames:
Blue: 9x300" (45') bin 2x2
Green: 9x300" (45') bin 2x2
Ha: 7x600" (1h 10') bin 2x2
Lum: 6x600" (1h) bin 1x1
Red: 9x300" (45') bin 2x2

Integration: 4h 25'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4201787

RA center: 0h 53' 56"

DEC center: -72° 48' 43"

Pixel scale: 7.011 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.382 degrees

Field radius: 2.373 degrees


Resolution: 1915x1507

Data source: Mix of multiple source

Description

* Image acquisition by: [url= https://www.astrobin.com/users/uforias/] Carlos Soares[/url].

* Processing: Ruben Barbosa.

* Distance: 200 Kly.

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) 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.

See also:

* [url= http://www.astrobin.com/323523/B] Small Magellanic Cloud and 47 Tucanae[/url].

* [url= http://www.astrobin.com/329568] Small Magellanic Cloud (zooming NGC 292)[/url].

* [url= http://www.astrobin.com/306338/A/]47 Tucanae[/url].

* [url= http://www.astrobin.com/322239/B/]NGC 292, Inside the Small Magellanic Cloud[/url].

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