Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4214
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NGC 4214: dwarf starburst galaxy, 



    
        

            Jan Scheers
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NGC 4214: dwarf starburst galaxy

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NGC 4214: dwarf starburst galaxy, 



    
        

            Jan Scheers
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NGC 4214: dwarf starburst galaxy

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 31, 2022
Frames:
24×300(2h)
Integration:
2h
Avg. Moon age:
0.93 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.97%

RA center: 12h15m41s.822

DEC center: +36°1954.58

Pixel scale: 0.660 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.776 degrees

Field radius: 0.254 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1992x1925

File size: 2.4 MB

Locations: IC Astronomy Observatory, Oria, Almeria, Spain

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Telescope Live

Description

NGC 4214 is a dwarf barred irregular galaxy located around 10 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici.

NGC 4214 is both larger and brighter than the Small Magellanic Cloud, as well as a starburst galaxy. It consists of intricate patterns of glowing ionised hydrogen gas; hot, young star-forming regions; old clusters with red supergiants; and cavities blown clear of gas by stellar winds.

The variety of stars at different stages in their evolution, indicate that the recent and ongoing starburst periods are by no means the first, and the galaxy’s numerous ionised hydrogen regions suggest they will not be the last.

Image acquired with the Officina Stellare ProRC 700 telescope and FLI PL16803 camera from Telescope Live in IC Astronomy Observatory, Oria, Spain.

Total integration time 120 minutes
LRGB 6 subs of 300s with each filter.
Dataset Telescope Live

Processing with Astro Pixel Processor, Photoshop CC with AstroPanel Pro, Astronomy Tools and NoiseXTerminator plug-ins.

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NGC 4214: dwarf starburst galaxy, 



    
        

            Jan Scheers