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The Cosmic Reef in SHO, 



    
        

            Bogdan Borz
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The Cosmic Reef in SHO

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The Cosmic Reef in SHO, 



    
        

            Bogdan Borz
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The Cosmic Reef in SHO

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
ASA - Astro Systeme Austria ASA 500m Newtonian f3.8
Imaging Cameras
FLI PROLINE PL16803
Filters
Astrodon S2 3nm · Astrodon O3 3nm · Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm
Software
Pleiades Astrophoto PixinsIght

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 2, 2021 ·  Oct. 5, 2021 ·  Oct. 6, 2021
Frames:
Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm: 18x600" (3h) -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon O3 3nm: 17x600" (2h 50') -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon S2 3nm: 15x600" (2h 30') -30C bin 1x1
Integration:
8h 20'
Darks:
30
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
30
Bias:
30
Avg. Moon age:
17.95 days
Avg. Moon phase:
6.59%

RA center: 05h34m41s.697

DEC center: -67°2759.66

Pixel scale: 0.954 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.921 degrees

Field radius: 0.761 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4064x4060

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

NGC 2020 and NGC 2014 are located in Dorado, the Large Magellanic Cloud. Both nebulae are shaped by powerful stellar winds. NGC 2020 is the blue circular nebula and the neighbour, displaying warm colors is NGC 2014 in the upper left part of the picture. They are of course only visible from the Southern Hemisphere. Together they are named the "Cosmic Reef".

HD 269748 is a Wolf-Rayet star (Brey )48, located in the center of the NGC 2020 nebula, explaining the the shape of the nebula and the ionized Oxygen that gives its color.

The acquistions were made at Chilescope and the composition is in the Hubble palette.

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The Cosmic Reef in SHO, 



    
        

            Bogdan Borz