Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Mensa (Men)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1704  ·  NGC 1711  ·  NGC 1751  ·  NGC 1766
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A Rare Bubble Nebula in the LMC: LHA 120-N 185, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter
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A Rare Bubble Nebula in the LMC: LHA 120-N 185

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A Rare Bubble Nebula in the LMC: LHA 120-N 185, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter
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A Rare Bubble Nebula in the LMC: LHA 120-N 185

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 13, 2019

Frames: 15x600" (2h 30')

Integration: 2h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 16.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 98.11%


Astrometry.net job: 3120788

RA center: 4h 53' 45"

DEC center: -69° 59' 23"

Pixel scale: 0.965 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.428 degrees

Field radius: 0.474 degrees


Resolution: 2460x2540

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

LHA 120-N 185 is a fascinating bubble nebula in the LMC. Scientists believe that LHA 120-N 185 is energized by a recent supernova. I haven’t found any other amateur photographs of this object.

This image was made with OIII, SII, and Ha, blended together in Pixelmath to resemble a “realistic” palette.

Tech Notes:

ASA Newtonian, 500 mm aperture, 1900mm focal length, F3.6

FLI Proline 16803, 9 mm pixel, 4096 X 4096

ASA DDM85 equatorial mount

Processing with PixInsight and Affinity Pho

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A Rare Bubble Nebula in the LMC: LHA 120-N 185, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter