Large Magellanic Cloud (H-alpha study)

A Narrowband Hydrogen-Alpha study of a section of the bubbles and swirls of dust and gas in the Large Magellanic Cloud (visible in the Southern Hemisphere).

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is one of the irregular satellite dwarf Galaxies of the Milky Way Galaxy, that is among the closest Galaxies to Earth. There is also a Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), both discovered by Magellan. The Magellanic Clouds are visible from the Southern Hemisphere with the naked eye.

The LMC contains the most active starburst region known in the Local Group of Galaxies. The Local Group comprises more than 54 Galaxies (mostly dwarf Galaxies). The three largest members of the group (in descending order) are the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy and the Triangulum Galaxy.

Wavelength of light:
H-Alpha line 656nm (3nm bandwidth).

Integration time:
18 hours.

Martin

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Posted by Martin_Heigan on 2019-08-27 14:58:55

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