NGC 2366

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Object data of NGC2366

Object type: galaxy (dIrr)
Size: 7.8' x 2.6'
Magnitude: 11.5 mag
Constellation: Cam
Distance: 11 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 2366, a member of the M81 galaxy group, is a dwarf galaxy placed at a distance of 11 millions of light-years. Its irregular shape and stellar content make it similar to the Magellanic Clouds. Astronomers deduced that NGC 2366 underwent a massive starburst episode only 50 million years ago and find that intense star formation is still taking place at several areas of this galaxy. The region with blue stellar knots to the right of the galaxy is NGC 2363, a star forming region within NGC 2366.

Exposure data

Date: 2012-01-26 + 30 + 2012-02-20 + 21 + 22 + 2012-03-15 + 16
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: WAM 650move
Exposure time: L 65x12m / R 15x12m / G 15x12m / B 15x12m
Exposure time total: 22h 00m