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Nebulae :: Environs of NGC267


Environs of NGC267

 

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         Object Environs of NGC267 in SMC
         Comment Located in the constellation Tuscana, the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC/NGC292) is an irregular galaxy that is a member of the local group of galaxies. The galaxy contains several star clusters and active star forming redish-pink HII emission nebulae. Here the south-western portion of the galaxy is presented, roughly centered on the open star cluster NGC267 in which is encased in oxygen atoms (teal/blue coloured nebula). The field also contains other prominent nebulae and star clusters NGC249, NGC261, NGC248 and NGC265.

An annotated image produced by Sakib Rasool with the assistance of professional astronomer Jordan Zastrow Tushman is available here for reference. Thanks Sakib and Jordan.

Image is a [HA+L][HA+R]GB composite with an OIII overlay clipping mask.
         Optics Modified ASA N16 Astrograph F/3.5 (1420mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Aspen CG16070 - 1x1 bin (image scale: 1.07 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Software Bisque Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 16 hours
         Date November 2015

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