Contains:  NGC 4833, NGC 4372, NGC 4349, IC 2948, lambda Cen nebula, IC 2944, The star ηCru, The star ζCru, The star γMus, The star δMus, The star λMus, The star λCen, The star βMus, The star αMus, The star α2Cru, The star α1Cru, The constellation Musca (Mus)
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Constellation Musca in Milky Way, 





    
        

            Ray Caro
Constellation Musca in Milky Way

Constellation Musca in Milky Way

Technical card

Resolution: 1800x1221

Dates:July 19, 2018

Frames: 240x30"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.60%

Astrometry.net job: 2194821

RA center: 190.116 degrees

DEC center: -68.869 degrees

Pixel scale: 31.935 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 290.452 degrees

Field radius: 9.647 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

I was able to capture the constellation Musca before it disappears for the season behind my trees. But perhaps I could finish this constellation by adding two very small clusters open to the gallery, weather permitting.

I centered Musca and its brightest star is also centered on the image, it is Alpha Muscae shining with the brightness of 20 000 Sun for a diameter which is four times higher.

Musca is close to Coalsack and the Southern Cross, whose main star is Alpha Crucis (Acrux), the blue giant shining brightly. At the border, the two clusters NGC 4815 et 4463 belong to Musca.

The globular cluster NGC 4372, at the end of the molecular cloud "Dark Doodad Nebula", has been published here https://astrob.in/359929/0/

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Constellation Musca in Milky Way, 





    
        

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