Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Tucana (Tuc)  ·  Contains:  IC 1611  ·  IC 1612  ·  NGC 306  ·  NGC 346  ·  NGC 371  ·  NGC 395  ·  NGC 416
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NGC 346 Small Magellanic Cloud, 



    
        

            Carlos Taylor
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NGC 346 Small Magellanic Cloud

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NGC 346 Small Magellanic Cloud, 



    
        

            Carlos Taylor
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NGC 346 Small Magellanic Cloud

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Skywatcher Quattro 250P
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Mounts
Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Hypertuned by Astronomy Academy Perth
Filters
Antlia 36mm 3nm Oiii · Antlia 36mm 3nm Ha
Accessories
ZWO EFW 36mm Filter Wheel · PrimaluceLab Sesto Senso Focuser SESTO SENSO 2 Robotic Focusing Motor · Skywatcher F4 Aplanatic Coma Corrector
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2020 · N.I.N.A. Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy · PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Skywatcher Quattro 250P
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 17, 2021 ·  Nov. 19, 2021 ·  Nov. 20, 2021
Frames:
Antlia 36mm 3nm Ha: 13x600" (2h 10') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
Antlia 36mm 3nm Oiii: 15x600" (2h 30') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
Integration:
4h 40'
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Flat darks:
50
Avg. Moon age:
14.57 days
Avg. Moon phase:
98.55%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00

RA center: 01h02m11s.324

DEC center: -72°1027.57

Pixel scale: 0.775 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 28.214 degrees

Field radius: 0.669 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 5022x3674

Locations: AstroShed Observatory, Ashby, WA, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 346 is a young cluster of stars with associated nebula in the Small Magellanic Cloud that appears in the southern constellation of Tuscana.
This target was shot using Ha and Oiii narrowband filters to create a bi-colour image. 28 x 600s sub frames @-10C were shot over 2 nights for a total integration time of about 4.6hrs.

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NGC 346 Small Magellanic Cloud, 



    
        

            Carlos Taylor