Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Tucana (Tuc)  ·  Contains:  NGC 330  ·  NGC 346
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NGC 346, 



    
        

            Steffen Boelaars
NGC 346
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NGC 346

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            Steffen Boelaars
NGC 346
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NGC 346

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Ritchey-Chrétien 8" Carbon

Imaging cameras: Nikon D7500

Mounts: iOptron CEM25-EC

Software: Lightroom CC  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Accessory: QHYCCD Polemaster  ·  StarLight Instruments Feather Touch Focuser 2" LightWeight


Dates:Aug. 31, 2019

Frames: 24x300" ISO800

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~100

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 1.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.77%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Temperature: 3.00


Astrometry.net job: 2899178

RA center: 0h 59' 19"

DEC center: -72° 9' 28"

Pixel scale: 0.542 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.219 degrees

Field radius: 0.483 degrees


Resolution: 5408x3459

Locations: Star Field, Ruakokoputuna, Wellington, New Zealand

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Peering well into the Small Magellanic Cloud, we find NGC 346. An open cluster with accompanying nebula. One day I'll get it with pinpointy tiny stars. When I have money and real cool astro camera gear. :-D

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NGC 346, 



    
        

            Steffen Boelaars