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Contains:  NGC 416, NGC 371, NGC 346, NGC 330
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Small Magellanic Cloud (NGC346 and friends), 





    
        

            Dean Carr
Small Magellanic Cloud (NGC346 and friends)

Small Magellanic Cloud (NGC346 and friends)

Technical card

Resolution: 3948x2940

Dates:Oct. 2, 2016

Frames:
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 3x1200" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 4x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 4x1200" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 4x900" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.09%

Astrometry.net job: 2263138

RA center: 15.562 degrees

DEC center: -72.135 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.016 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.637 degrees

Field radius: 0.694 degrees

Locations: Wiruna, Ilford, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

This image focuses on only a portion of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) in the constellation of Tucana. Four nebulas and a number of associated star clusters, including NGC346, NGC371 and NGC330, are shown within the field of view. The region around NGC 346 is particularly strong in OIII and contains HD 5980, the brightest star in the SMC.

This image was processed in PixInsight using a bicolour palette (Red = Ha, Green = OIII, Blue = OIII). The final image was cropped and re-sampled by 120% for aesthetic reasons.

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Small Magellanic Cloud (NGC346 and friends), 





    
        

            Dean Carr