Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1566

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    NGC 1566 - The Spanish Dancer, 



    
        

            Terry Robison
    NGC 1566 - The Spanish Dancer
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    NGC 1566 - The Spanish Dancer

    Image of the day 02/16/2018

      NGC 1566 - The Spanish Dancer, 



    
        

            Terry Robison
      NGC 1566 - The Spanish Dancer
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      NGC 1566 - The Spanish Dancer

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: RC Optical Systems RCOS 10" Ritchey-Chrétien

      Imaging cameras: SBIG STL-11000M

      Mounts: AP900GTO Astro Physics

      Guiding telescopes or lenses: RC Optical Systems RCOS 10" Ritchey-Chrétien

      Guiding cameras: SBIG AO-L

      Filters: Baader Planetarium H-a  ·  Astrondon Astrodon

      Accessory: SBIG Remote Guide Head


      Dates:Feb. 1, 2018

      Frames: 87x900" (21h 45')

      Integration: 21h 45'

      Avg. Moon age: 15.84 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 98.71%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 1925185

      RA center: 4h 19' 55"

      DEC center: -54° 56' 17"

      Pixel scale: 0.803 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 248.741 degrees

      Field radius: 0.358 degrees


      Resolution: 2668x1778

      Data source: Own remote observatory

      Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

      Description

      This beautiful galaxy is known as the Spanish Dancer. NGC 1566 can be found in the constillation of Dorada (The Dolphinfish), at a distance of 40 million light years away. Its apparent magnitude is 10.3, and its apparent size of 8.3 x 6.6 arc min. It has a small but extremely bright nuclues. This is a feature is found in the Seyfert class galaxies. This class of galaxies are very active and extreamly luminous, emitting strong bursts of radiation. Supermassive black holes are believed to be near the centre of this galaxy. NGC 1566 is the second brightest Seyfert glaxy known.

      Instruments Used:

      10 Inch RCOS fl 9.1

      Astro Physics AP-900 Mount

      SBIG STL 11000m

      FLI Filter Wheel

      Astrodon Lum, Red, Green, Blue Filters

      Baader Planetarium H-alpha 7nm Narrowband-Filter

      Exposure Details:

      Lum 1X1 49 X 900 sec 12.25 Hours

      Red 2X2 15 X 450 sec 1.875 Hours

      Green 2X2 23 X 450 sec 2.875 Hours

      Blue 2X2 16 X 450 sec 2.000 Hours

      Ha 1X1 11 X 900 sec 2.750 Hours

      Location:

      Australia, Central Victoria

      Imaged from Dec-Feb 2018

      Photographer:

      Terry Robison

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