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NGC 206 (M32 + M31) - 22.10.2014 at 22.02 - 23.10.2014 at 01.09 Hyvinkää Observation number 31350

Visibility IV / V

Timo Inkinen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

In turn, a slightly tighter delineation of the familiar Andromeda galaxy, and this time my goal was to describe the non-Milky Way constellation NGC 206 located in this M31 galaxy. The target is a bright, blue star cloud on the left side of the picture, with 200,000 young stars, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica. The nebula on the right side of the picture is M32's neighboring galaxy M32. You can explore this area in more detail, for example, via this website: http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/ngc206_open_cluster_page.htm



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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 206 (M32 + M31)
    • Näyttävä
  • Constellation
    • Andromeda
  • Field of view
  • 55 arc minutes
  • Weather
    • Kuvasin luminanssiruutuja tunnin edestä melko hyvässä läpinäkyvyydessä ja kun ohutta pilveä tuli taivaalle jatkoin HaRGB-värien kuvaamista.
  • Darkness
    • Average
  • Limiting magnitude
    • 5
  • Galaxies
    • Spiral galaxy info

      Spiral galaxy is a stellar system where there are outwards arched spiral arms from roundish (spiral galaxies) or bar-shaped (barred spiral galaxies) central condensation.

      The apparent shape of spiral galaxied depends on out observation direction. From above they are quite round. From the side they lens-shaped with a bulge in the middle.

      Generally a rather large instrument, good weather conditions and observational expereince are needed to see spiral arms. Usually spiral galaxies look like a fuzzy spots.

      Spiral galaxy M33 in Triangulum. Image Tero Turunen.

       

      Andromeda Galaxy M31. There are also galaxies M110 (upper right corner) and M32 (lower left corner) in this image. Image Pekka Peura.

      M101 aka Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Image Samuli Vuorinen.

       

      Spiral galaxy IC 342 aka Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis. Image Timo Inkinen.

      A sketch of spiral galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus. Image Juha Ojanperä.

  • Star clusters and asterisms
    • Open cluster info

      Open cluster is an irregular group of tens or hundreds of stars. It can be visible as separate stars or a bit fuzzy spot with small instrument.

      There is the open cluster M52 on the right edge of the image. The red emission nebula is the Bubble Nebula. Image Jyrki Grönroos.

       

      The open cluster M45 aka Pleyades. Image Juha Parvio.

       

      The pair of the open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 aka the Double Cluster in Perseus. Image Lauri Kangas.

       

      M34 is also an open cluster in Perseus. Image Teppo Laitinen.

       

      The Wild Duck Cluster M11 is an exceptional dense open cluster. Image Jaakko Asikainen.

       

       

      The Ptolemy's Cluster M7 is located in a rich-star area of The Milky Way in Sagittarius. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

Technical information

Photographed with a GSO 10 "RCT telescope shortened to 1332mm focal length, QSI 583ws CCD camera and LRGBHa filters (partial exposures 12min in 60: 36: 36: 36: 24). PixInsight and PhotoShop image processing. Total exposure time is 3h 12min (192min).

Comments: 5 pcs
Emma Bruus - 27.10.2014 at 20.20 Report this

Huisi otos!

Jesse Kyytinen - 27.10.2014 at 21.01 Report this

On kyllä upea!

Timo Inkinen - 28.10.2014 at 19.42 Report this

Kiitos, mukava kuulla että kuva kelpasi "raadille" :-) Tuosta olisi helppo jatkaa ajatuskulkua, että entä jos kuvaisi koko emogalaksin M31 samalla resoluutiolla? Mutta jääköön tuo pelkän unelman asteelle koska sellaiseen panoraamakuvaan tarvittavan vaivan ja selkeän sään määrä nousee eksponentiaalisesti...

Severi Seppälä - 29.10.2014 at 15.44 Report this

Wau, mitkä yksityiskohdat! Upea kuva! Tälläiset otokset pistävät miettimään, että minkähänlaisia näkymiä naapurigalaksimme mahdolliset älykkäät elämänmuodot saavat katsella oman tähtitaivaansa alla.

Jouni Raunio - 1.11.2014 at 21.31 Report this

Oho. Alkaa jo huimata. Kuva on kuin avaruusalukselta lähestymässä naapuriamme ja sisällä infopaneeleissa lukee "Welcome to Andromeda!".

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