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 IC10 - Starburst Galaxy 


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About:
Lurking behind dust and stars near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, IC 10 is a mere 2.3 million light-years distant. Its light dimmed by the intervening dust, the irregular dwarf galaxy still shows off vigorous star-forming regions that shine with a telltale reddish glow in this colorful skyscape. In fact, also a member of the Local Group of galaxies, IC 10 is the closest known starburst galaxy. Compared to other Local Group galaxies, IC 10 has a large population of newly formed stars that are massive and intrinsically very bright, including a luminous X-ray binary star system thought to contain a black hole. Located within the boundaries of the northern constellation Cassiopeia, IC 10 is about 5,000 light-years across. [Text from APOD]

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Optics: GSO RC 10" F8 2000mm - Astrograph Ritchie-Chrétien
Mount: AP Mach1 GTO on Gemini Q-Lock tripod
Camera: ATIK 4000LE with SX USB Filter Wheel
Filters: Baader LRGB 2" - Ha 7nm
Guiding Systems: SXV-AO-LF Active Optics - SX Lodestar
Dates/Times: 29/30 October - 17/18 November - 2011
Location: Pragelato - Turin - Italy
Exposure Details: L:H:R:G:B => 450:120:80:60:80 = > (30x15):(6x20):(8x10):(6x10):(8x10) Color and Ha Bin2 [num x minutes]
Cooling Details: -20 °C
Acquisition: Maxim DL/CCD, Perseus
Processing: CCDStack2, PixInsight, PS CS2
Mean FWHM: 1.88 / 2.36 "
SQM-L: 21.07 / 21.29