NGC 2014 and NGC 2035

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This image shows several different objects: NGC 2020, the very red, rose-like nebula on the lower right corner (see annotated image below), NGC 2032, NGC 2035, the Dragon’s Head nebula, NGC 2020; the red “fan”-like nebula on the upper left is NGC 2014. The bluish-green round nebula close to NGC 2014 is NGC 2020, a nebula that surrounds HD 269748, a 13.1 mag Wolf Rayet star. This star, bound to explode as a supernova in the near future, carves the “cave-like” shape of NGC 2020. This narrowband image has been processed by color- mapping Halpha to Red and OIII to both green and blue (white means broadband emission, as both filters get a similar image density). This region is located 170,000 light years away, in the Large Magellanic Cloud, constellation Doradus.





















Additional Information


Name(s): NGC 2014 and companions

Type: Emission Nebulae

RA:  05h 33m 24s

Dec: -67º 38’ 06”

Constellation: Doradus

Size (arcmin): 14×8 arcmin

Magnitude: -8.0

Distance: 170,000 ly


Date: 2022-12-25 to 2023-01-13

Location: Obstech, Río Hurtado, Chile

Size (arcmin): 31×21 arcmin

Telescope: 24” f/6.5 Reflector

Camera: QHY 461 (11760x8896pix)

Guiding: off-axis guider

Total exposure: 29h 40m (Ha: 12h; OIII: 14h 40m; RGB: 3h)

Processing: CCDStack, PixInsight (one process) and Photoshop CC 2023


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