NGC 1760 (Henize 11) in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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  12" ASA: HaLRGB 12" ASA: Annotated image 12" ASA: Ha 12" ASA: HaRGB  
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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013

NGC 1760 (also known as Henize 11 or N 11) is star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) – a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way about 163,000 light-years away from Earth. This is the second largest of such in the LMC after NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula). It is a cocoon shaped nebula that consists of different components. At the center lies a large cavity where is placed a bright blue star cluster NGC 1761. Three oval shaped patches (see the annotated image) are situated at the right from the center with two containing embedded star clusters. NGC 1763 is the designation for the largest of these three patches. The patch is a cavity filled with gas and dust. In its center is a bright star cluster with hot, massive stars. Two other star clusters can be seen as well.

Object details

Right Ascension 04:56:37 (h:m:s)
Declination -66:26:40 (deg:m:s)
Size 30 x 30 (arcmin)
Distance 163 (kl.y.)

Image details


Center of field RA 04:56:37 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -66:26:40 (deg:m:s)
Size 56.7 x 41.48 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.03 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -1.71 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" f 3,6 Astrograph (ASA)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Camera: FLI MicroLine 8300 CCD camera
Filters: Red, Green, Blue, Astrodon
Dates/Times: 11 May 2013
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: L:5x10min, R:5x10min, G:5x10min, B:5x10min, Ha:11x10min
  Total Exposure Time - 310 min
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
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