NGC 206

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NGC 206 is a large stellar association located in the southwestern extent of M31 Andromeda's galaxy disk, 2.5 million light years away.
It is nestled within the dusty arms of the galaxy along with the red star forming regions.
The bright, blue stars of NGC 206 indicate its youth: in fact, its youngest massive stars are less than 10 million years old.
Much larger than the open or galactic clusters of young stars in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy, NGC 206 spans about 4,000 light-years. That's comparable in size to the giant stellar nurseries NGC 604 in nearby spiral M33 and the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
[text adapted from APOD]

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 37x300" bin3 -15C gain 100

          R 20x300" bin3 -15C gain 100
          G 18x300" bin3 -15C gain 100
          B 18x300" bin3 -15C gain 100

             Ha 12x600" bin3 -15C gain 100
Total integration  9h45'
Acquisition      Voyager, PHD2
Processing      Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, NoiseXTerminator
SQM-L       21.02    
Location       Promiod (Aosta Valley, Italy), own remote observatory
Date           18/27/28 October 2022


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