NGC 2014 – 2020 (LMC)

NGC 2014 (middle top) is an emission nebula mostly of Hydrogen gas containing a cluster of young hot stars almost hidden in the nebulosity. NGC 2020 is the blue round bubble shaped nebula. (close right). A single very hot bright new born star seems to have created  this cavity. The blue colour of this nebula comes from the radiation of that star in the form of ionized oxygen, this time instead of Hydrogen.

NGC 2040 (right middle) is an OB association of very bright ,high mass young stars in a large nebula of partially ionised hydrogen gas  that lies in a super giant shell of gas called LMC 4.

NGC 1968 – 74 is another fascinating shape of nebulosity associated with open cluster in the LMC. (left middle).

F.O.V.   40 x 78 min of arc.        2  FRAME MOSIAC.

Telescope.   10 Inch  F4.0 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big  ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Dates.  15 x 600 sec (2)    Dec 2018.

Location.    (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.