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What is this DSO?

Hi all,

This seems like the best place to ask "What is this object" - mods feel free to relocate if necessary.

I'm looking for targets to image and whilst wandering around the night sky in Telescopius, I found the 'bubble' in the attached screenshot.

(It's reasonably small, so I'm going to try my hand at binning at 2x2 for the first time.)

I've had a look for the co-ordinates in a couple of online catalogues but am hampered by not knowing where to look (or even what search terms to use).

RA: 5hr 43' 17"
DEC: -67 51' 11"

Many thanks in advance!
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Old 06-01-2024, 10:58 AM
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Hi Steve

The Sky X lists this as "Super Bubble" in Dorado. It doesn't have a NGC identifier. It is however identified as LHA 120-N44. There is an image on IIS from 2016 - if you search LH120-Dorado SuperBubble it should come up.

It is also known as Henize 70.

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Hi Brian,

Fantastic! Thank very much for that.

I'm grabbing all the calibration frames now, so should have something presentable by the end of the weekend...

Cheers,
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Thanks for that Steve/Brian, that's a terrific little image, and if the skies in Brisbane ever clear up I'm going to see if it can be spotted visually. SkySafari doesn't seem to list it under any of those identifiers, but from what I can determine based on your coordinates and photo reference, it seems to be closely centred on the star GAIA 4659315251553310592.
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