Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 2633  ·  NGC 2634  ·  NGC2633  ·  NGC2634
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NGC 2634, NGC 2634 and wisps of IFN, 


            Salvatore Iovene
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NGC 2634, NGC 2634 and wisps of IFN

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC8

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G2-1600

Mounts: 10Micron GM2000 QCI

Guiding telescopes or lenses: GSO RC8

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: CCDT67

Software: PixInsight  ·  GIMP  ·  CCDCommander  ·  Software Bisque TheSky6

Filters: Astronomik H-alpha 6nm  ·  R  ·  B  ·  G

Accessory: Baader SteelTrack Focuser  ·  Teleskop-Service TS OAG 27

Dates:Dec. 1, 2013

B: 24x600" bin 1x1
G: 28x600" bin 1x1
L: 86x1200" bin 1x1
R: 31x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 42.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.22%

Astrometry.net job: 3367202

RA center: 8h 48' 4"

DEC center: +74° 0' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.025 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -32.604 degrees

Field radius: 0.324 degrees

Resolution: 1880x1288

Locations: Remote observatory at Astrocamp, Nerpio, Spain


A proficuous Autumn has gifted Samuel and me of many clear nights, so I am able to share once again a deep image of two nice galaxies with background wisps of Integrated Flux Nebula.

NGC 2633 (mag 12) and 2634 (mag 11.8) are two galaxies in the constellation of Camalopardalis (also known as the Giraffe), each about 2’ across in apparent size.

The entire field is permeated by the Integrated Flux Nebula, which is well visible in a structure of two definite wisps. Samuel’s version of this image shows a larger field and a greater extension of the filaments.

This image was acquired in Nerpio, Spain, as detailed below:

Luminance: 86x1200”, GSO RC10, Atik 4000, Paramount MX
RGB: 83x600”, GSO RC8, Moravian Instruments G2-1600, 10Micron GM2000

I have found traces of the IFN on other images of this fields, but this is the one where they are the most obvious.



Salvatore Iovene
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NGC 2634, NGC 2634 and wisps of IFN, 


            Salvatore Iovene