NGC 1763

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Telescope: 20" in NSW, Au

Filters: Red, Green, Blue, Hydrogen

Image width 1 deg

Exposure: 2.7 hours

NGC 1763 lies in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a companion galaxy to our own Milky Way. It is the 2nd largest known stellar nursery in the LMC and resides in an extensive Ha-emission region (hence the reddish background). The globular cluster in the upper right is NGC 1783, which is associated with the LMC too.

 

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