Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1566  ·  NGC1566
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The Spanish Dancer NGC1566 in Dorado - Sadr Chili, 



    
        

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The Spanish Dancer NGC1566 in Dorado - Sadr Chili

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS ONTC Newton Newton 14'' F/5

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G3-16200

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ 8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS ONTC Newton Newton 14'' F/5

Software: PHD Labs PHD 2 Guiding  ·  PinInsight 1.8  ·  SGP Pro

Filters: Baader RVB  ·  Baader L  ·  Ha


Dates:Dec. 29, 2019

Frames:
Baader L: 50x300" (4h 10') bin 1x1
Baader RVB: 36x120" (1h 12') bin 2x2
Ha: 3x300" (15') bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 37'

Avg. Moon age: 3.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.95%


Astrometry.net job: 3212099

RA center: 4h 20' 3"

DEC center: -54° 56' 27"

Pixel scale: 0.696 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.700 degrees

Field radius: 0.454 degrees


Resolution: 3417x3227

Locations: au Pied du Ventoux, Ventoux, 84, France; Sadr Chili, Ovalle, Chile

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

The Spanish Dancer NGC1566 in Dorado with Sadr setup Newton 14'' in Chili.

NGC 1566, a beautiful galaxy located approximately 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish). NGC 1566 is an intermediate spiral galaxy, meaning that while it does not have a well defined bar-shaped region of stars at its centre — like barred spirals — it is not quite an unbarred spiral either.

The small but extremely bright nucleus of NGC 1566 is clearly visible in this image, a telltale sign of its membership of the Seyfert class of galaxies. The centres of such galaxies are very active and luminous, emitting strong bursts of radiation and potentially harbouring supermassive black holes that are many millions of times the mass of the Sun.

NGC 1566 is not just any Seyfert galaxy; It is also the brightest and most dominant member of the Dorado Group, a loose concentration of galaxies that together comprise one of the richest galaxy groups of the southern hemisphere.

Red 12 [email protected] -20°C bin 2 gain high

Blue 12 [email protected] -20°C bin 2 gain high

Green 12 [email protected] -20°C bin 2 gain high

Light [email protected] -20°C, gain high

Halpha [email protected] -20°C, gain high

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