Contains: NGC 456, NGC 371, NGC 346
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SMC (reprocessing)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: FSQ-106ED

Imaging camera: QHY CCD QHY16200A

Mount: Astro-Physics AP MACH1 GTO

Guiding camera: QHY5L-II mono

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017PixInsight

Filter: Baader LRGB 2" Filters

Accessory: Stardome

Resolution: 4423x3487

Dates: Aug. 26, 2017

Frames: 36x300"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.79% job: 1861285

RA center: 15.340 degrees

DEC center: -72.802 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.326 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.048 degrees

Field radius: 1.820 degrees

Locations: Bellatrix Observatory, Oliveira, Brazil


The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is 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. Measurements with the Hubble Space Telescope suggest the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds may be moving too fast to be orbiting the Milky Way. (Wikipedia)
Thanks to J. Barros, P. Azevedo and also E. Oliveira for his comments.



Luiz Duczmal


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SMC (reprocessing), 


        Luiz Duczmal