Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  NGC 1955  ·  NGC 1968  ·  NGC 1974  ·  NGC 2004  ·  NGC1955  ·  NGC1968  ·  NGC1974  ·  NGC2004
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NGC1968, 



    
        

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NGC1968

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803

Mounts: AP900GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera

Software: PixInsight  ·  MaximDL

Filters: Astronomik L R G B H alpha Series II


Dates:Jan. 24, 2020Feb. 21, 2020

Frames: 56x600" -30C

Integration: 9.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.22%


Astrometry.net job: 3306172

RA center: 5h 27' 19"

DEC center: -67° 27' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.451 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.558 degrees

Field radius: 0.510 degrees


Resolution: 1790x1790

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 1968 (aka N51) is an emission nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The open cluster NGC 1955 at its centre is responsible for lighting up the nebula.

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NGC1968, 



    
        

            Geoff