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LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD NORTH EAST SIDE

NEIGHBOUR GALAXY IN DORADO

NGC 1955; 2020; 1974; 2002; 1978; HENIZE 50;51; 55; 64; 65

(Image centered at: ra 05:31.22 / dec - 66:57)

 

 

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 December 2020, Brisas Serranas Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Galaxy

APPARENT MAGNITUDE: 0,9

IMAGE FIELD: around 1 50' x 1 10'

DISTANCE: 152,800 light years

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

SCOPE: TMB 92 SIGNATURE SERIES W/ASTRO TECH field flattener working at at f5,5

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS

MOUNT: SKY WATCHER NEQ6

FILTERS: Baader LRGB Set

SKY CONDITIONS: Semi - urban Skies

EXPOSURES: LRGB (60,40,40,40)

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

Decided to aim to the North East side of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The central part of the image is dominated by a dense star field that belongs to our neighbor galaxy. The mentioned irregular field is surrounded by very interesting NGC; Henize (*) and DEM (**) objects, all of them belongs the the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Like many irregular galaxies the LMC is very rich in gas, dust and star formation activity. An astro-photographer can spend a whole season just catching each one of the outstanding objects this galaxy holds. This image shows a relative field of almost 2 x 1 degrees and provides a nice view of an area at the north east side of the Tarantula nebula complex.

 


 

References

(*)  Karl Gordon Henize (1926 - 1993) North American astronomer and space scientist. N catalogue

(**) DEM stands for Astronomers R. Davis; K. Elliot and J Meaburn. Created the DEM catalogue for both the Large and the Small Magellanic clouds.

 

 

 

LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD NORTH EAST SIDE

NEIGHBOUR GALAXY IN DORADO

IMAGE WITH LABELS (***)

 

 

(***) Source of the Labels from Robert Gendler and Sakib Rasool in the following link