Re: FW: Small Magellanic Cloud
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Wow, I’ve never seen 5634 before. Very cool to appear close to the bright star.
From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:57 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] FW: Small Magellanic Cloud
This is a first for me – three images in a single issue. This image along with two others can be found in the April, 2021 issue of Astronomy Now magazine (https://astronomynow.com/).
NGC 4564 + 4567 – Page 76 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49975097066/sizes/l/
NGC 5634 – Page 77 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/35709894936/sizes/l/
SMC – Page 111 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/50898792258/sizes/l/
The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC, NGC 292, PGC 3085 and others) is a dwarf irregular galaxy located approximately 195,694 (0.06 Mpc) light-years away in Tucana and Hydrus.
NGC 104 (47 Tucanae, Melotte 1, Faust 10 and others), to the right of the SMC, is a Shapley-Sawyer class III (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapley%E2%80%93Sawyer_Concentration_Class) globular cluster located approximately 15,297 light-years away in Tucana.
NGC 362 (Melotte 4, Faust 127 and others), above the SMC, is also a class III globular cluster located approximately 29,354 light-years away in Tucana.
Luminance – 13x300s – 65 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 6x300s – 30 minutes each – binned 1x1
155 minutes total exposure – 2 hours 35 minutes
Imaged on December 15th and 18th, 2020 and January 8th, 2021 at the El Sauce Observatory – Telescope.Live (Rio Hurtado, Chile) with a FLI ML16200 using a Nikon lens f/2 200mm.
LRGB annotated - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/50899620377/sizes/l/