NGC 346 in SMC


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Date Taken:
Hanson
NGC 346
Nebula
Ctio, Chile
12-20-2016
Description

NGC 346, the brightest star-forming region in the neighbouring Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy, some 210 000 light-years away from Earth. The light, wind and heat given off by massive stars have dispersed the glowing gas within and around this star cluster, forming a surrounding wispy nebular structure that looks like a cobweb.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
45 Total Hours RGB/HA/O3
Camera:
Finger Lakes PL 16803
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Planewave 200HR
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