NGC 1763 (LMC)

NGC 1763  (LMC)

NGC 1763 is a cocoon shaped wrath with different components and NGC 1961,the central blue star cluster. This 1000 light year wide cloud is the 2nd largest HII region in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

The LMC is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way at a distance of 165,000 light years. The small bubble to the extreme left (9 o’clock) is a Super Nova  Remnant  N II L.

F. O .V.   44 x 44 min. of arc.

Telescope.  10 Inch F4.0  Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Dates.   15 x 600 sec.   Dec 2018.

Location.   (Wiruna)  Ilford N.S.W.