Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Tucana (Tuc)  ·  Contains:  47 Tuc  ·  47 Tuc Cluster  ·  IC1655  ·  IC1662  ·  NGC 104  ·  NGC 292  ·  NGC 346  ·  NGC 362  ·  NGC104  ·  NGC121  ·  NGC152  ·  NGC176  ·  NGC220  ·  NGC231  ·  NGC242  ·  NGC248  ·  NGC249  ·  NGC256  ·  NGC261  ·  NGC265  ·  NGC267  ·  NGC269  ·  NGC290  ·  NGC292  ·  NGC294  ·  NGC299  ·  NGC306  ·  NGC330  ·  NGC339  ·  NGC346  ·  And 13 more.
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Small Magellanic Cloud with NGC 104 (47 Tucanae), 



    
        

            Frank Breslawski
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Small Magellanic Cloud with NGC 104 (47 Tucanae)

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Small Magellanic Cloud with NGC 104 (47 Tucanae), 



    
        

            Frank Breslawski
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Small Magellanic Cloud with NGC 104 (47 Tucanae)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 APO

Imaging cameras: Nikon D800 Mod

Mounts: Takahashi EM11 Temma2 jr

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi 7X50 Finder

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II-M

Software: Luc Coiffier's DeepSkyStacker 4.2.3  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: H-Alpha


Dates:Feb. 3, 2019Feb. 4, 2019

Frames:
20x30" (10') ISO800
18x300" (1h 30') ISO800
H-Alpha: 12x300" (1h) ISO800

Integration: 2h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 28.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.91%


Astrometry.net job: 4194122

RA center: 0h 53' 44"

DEC center: -72° 45' 42"

Pixel scale: 11.571 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.377 degrees

Field radius: 4.836 degrees


Resolution: 2500x1685

Data source: Public amateur data

Description

* Image Acquisition by Wei-Hao Wang

* Image Processing by Frank Breslawski

And the journey in the southern hemisphere continues. :-) For a dwarf galaxy classified as irregular, I think it's very surprising that you can still see a clear structure in the core! This structure becomes more obvious with the integration of the H-Alpha data. The two globular clusters 47 Tucanae (on the right side) and the smaller NGC 362 (on top side) set some great accents. A view to dream! :-)

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