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Image of the day 08/12/2020

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    NGC 2020 & consorts, 


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    NGC 2020 & consorts

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: PlaneWave Instruments CDK 12.5"

    Imaging cameras: Atik 414EX  ·  Moravian Instrument G4-16000

    Mounts: Astro-Physics Inc AP 1100 GTO

    Guiding telescopes or lenses: PlaneWave Instruments CDK 12.5"

    Guiding cameras: Atik 414EX  ·  Moravian Instrument G4-16000

    Software: TheSkyX  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020  ·  Pixinsight  ·  MaxPilote  ·  FocusMax4

    Filters: Chroma Technology Chroma OIII 3nm  ·  Chroma Red  ·  Chroma Technology Chroma Blue  ·  Chroma Technology Chroma Green  ·  Chroma Technology Chroma R  ·  Chroma Technology Chroma L  ·  Chroma Technology Chroma SII 3nm  ·  Chroma Technology Chroma Ha 3nm

    Accessory: Skyméca DO 3"

    Dates:Jan. 1, 2020Jan. 10, 2020Jan. 15, 2020Jan. 21, 2020Jan. 29, 2020

    Chroma Technology Chroma Blue: 12x300" -20C bin 1x1
    Chroma Technology Chroma Green: 11x300" -20C bin 1x1
    Chroma Technology Chroma Ha 3nm: 81x1200" -20C bin 1x1
    Chroma Technology Chroma OIII 3nm: 45x1200" -20C bin 1x1
    Chroma Red: 9x300" -20C bin 1x1
    Chroma Technology Chroma SII 3nm: 44x1200" -20C bin 1x1

    Integration: 59.3 hours

    Darks: ~110

    Flats: ~5

    Bias: ~200

    Avg. Moon age: 14.13 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 47.49%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

    Astrometry.net job: 3711770

    RA center: 5h 34' 28"

    DEC center: -67° 33' 1"

    Pixel scale: 0.732 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -179.400 degrees

    Field radius: 0.589 degrees

    Resolution: 4096x4096

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce


    During our the treatments in progress, we still present an image made during the tests and settings for the set-up and so not totally completed but that we like and would like to share with you:

    Around NGC-2020...
    In the Great Magellanic Cloud (a companion of our Milky Vor), in the constellation of The Sea bream, many nebulae and clusters dot the sky.
    We chose to image the very rich region around NGC-2020 and NGC 2014 and NGC-2030, 2032,2035, and 2040. This very rich region is located about 170,000 light years away.
    · NGC 2020 and 2014: The image reveals two fiery clouds of gas: NGC 2014 (left at the top) is irregular in shape and its neighbour (to his right), NGC 2020, is round and blue. These shapes are sculpted by powerful stellar winds of very hot newly born stars. The Large Magellanic Cloud is also the seat of many regions with bursts of star formation9 .
    For NGC 2020, a single bright and very hot star seems to have begun this process, creating a cavity that seems to be surrounded by a bubble-shaped structure. The bluish color of this nebula is created by the radiation of the star Brey 48, a star of the type Wolf-Rayet10 very hot that ionizes oxygen .
    · NGC 2032 and NGC 2035, NGC 2030 and NGC 2040: these nebulae are part of a Nebulae and Star Complex, HII and star-forming regions. You could see the skull of a gaunt bird...
    There are also clusters:
    · NGC 2004: a very young globular cluster with short-term variables.
    · NGC 2011: an open cluster
    · NGC 2021: an open cluster associated with cloudiness
    · NGC 2053: another open cluster



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    NGC 2020 & consorts,