NGC 1931 : The Fly

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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Messier Number:
-


NGC Number:
NGC 1931


Common Name:
The fly


Constellation:
Auriga


Distance from Earth:
10 000 light years


Visual Magnitude:
-


Size:
3'


Rate:

Description :
NGC 1931, found in the constellation Auriga has been referred to as a "miniature version of the Orion Nebula", as it shares some of the same characteristics. It is a mixed emission-reflection nebula, and contains a smaller version of the Trapezium in its hot young star cluster centered in the emission nebula. The entire cluster/nebula complex is only about 3 arcmin in size. The distance from earth is estimated at about 7000 light years. The nebula is Sharpless catalog Sh 2-237. (Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
27 December 2011


Location:
Italy - Celado

Weather:
Temp = -3C


Equipment:
Keller Mount
Newton 80cm Celado
Images aquired with: 

Canon 100D unfiltred + UV-IR Filter


Exposure Specs:
Lights: 
20x180 sec @ 800ISO

Darks: 
16x180 sec @ 800ISO

Flats: 25
Offsets: 30

Total Exposure: 1h00min


Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Pixinsight
Adobe Photoshop CS5

 

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