NGC 346 and NGC 371




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NGC 346 (upper left) and NGC 371 (lower right) are emission nebulae located in the Small Magellanic Cloud. They are conspicuous even in wide field images of the SMC. There is another image of NGC 346 in this web site, that was taken with a 20″ telescope. This one was taken with a different equipment (see below), having a different resolution. The image was taken with narrowband filters (Halpha and OIII) and short exposures with RGB filters to grab the stars in their natural colors.


Additional Information


Name(s): NGC 346 and NGC 371

Type: Emission Nebulae

RA:  01h 00m 52s

Dec: -72º 07’ 13”

Constellation: Tucana

Size (arcmin): 14×15 arcmin (NGC 346)

Magnitude: +10.3

Distance: 210,000 ly


Date: 2022-12-06 to 2022-12-14

Location: Obstech, Valle de Rio Hurtado, Chile

Size (arcmin): 33×31 arcmin

Telescope: 24” f/6.5 Reflector

Camera: QHY 461 (11760x8896pix)

Guiding: Astrodon MonsterMOAG off-axis guider

Total exposure: 41 hours (Ha: 20h 40m; OIII: 17h 30m; RGB: 3 h)

Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CC 2022





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