May 2016


Recording description

Recorded with my Boren-Simon 10″ telescope and Apogee Ultra 8300 CCD with narrow band filters:

Luminance: 65 minutes

Ha: 75 minutes

O3: 80 minuntes

Processed in PixInsight and Photosop CS6.

Blue channel is syntezised from luminance.



Object description

NGC 4214 is a dwarf barred irregular galaxy located around 10 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici.

NGC 4214 is both larger and brighter than the Small Magellanic Cloud as well as a starburst galaxy, with the largest star-forming regions (NGC 4214-I and NGC 4214-II) in the galaxy’s center. Of the two, NGC 4214-I contains a super star cluster rich in Wolf-Rayet stars and NGC 4214-II is younger (age less than 3 million years), including a number of star clusters and stellar associations. 

NGC 4214 also has two older super star clusters, both with an age of 200 million years and respective masses of 2.6*105 y 1.5*106 solar masses.

Source: Wikiepedia

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