IC 10, Starburst Galaxy

About image 

IC 10 is an irregular galaxy located in Cassiopea constellation, in a field rich in stars.
Its angular size is 6.8'x5.9' and the estimated distance from the Milky Way is only 2.1 million of light years: so it can be considered belonging to the Local Group, together with Andromeda Galaxy M 31 and Triangulum Galaxy M 33.
IC 10 has an absolute size of only 5600 light years, so it is a dwarf irregular galaxy: it is also referred to as Starburst Galaxy due to its high rate of new star formation.
In the image are well visible the dust structures and several HII regions.

Technical data
Optic         GSO RC12 Truss - Aperture 304mm, focal lenght 2432mm, f/8
Mount       10Micron GM2000 HPSII
Camera        ZWO ASI 2600 MM Pro with filter wheel 7 positions
Filters        Astrodon Gen2 E-Serie Tru-Balance 50mm unmounted LRGB  and Ha 5nm
Guiding system   ZWO OAG-L with guide camera ASI 174MM
Exposure details  L 91x300" bin3 -10C

             R 16x300" bin3 -10C
             G 16x300" bin3 -10C
          B 16x300" bin3 -10C

             Ha 24x600" bin3 -10C

                all gain 100
Total integration  15h35'
Acquisition      Voyager, PHD2
Processing      Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, StarXTerminator, NoiseXTerminator, BlurXTerminator
SQM-L       21.29   
Location       Promiod (Aosta Valley, Italy), own remote observatory
Date           20/21/23 August 2023


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