IC 10

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the irregular dwarf galaxy IC 10 in the constellation Cassiopeia.

 

Introduction

The irregular dwarf galaxy IC 10 in the constellation Cassiopeia is a young galaxy with highly active star creation and the closest starburst galaxy* to the earth.

*) A starburst galaxy is one undergoing an exceptionally high rate of star formation, as compared to the long-term average rate of star formation in the galaxy or the star formation rate observed in most other galaxies. In a starburst galaxy, the rate of star formation is so large that the galaxy will consume all of its gas reservoir, from which the stars are forming, on a timescale much shorter than the age of the galaxy (Wikipedia).

Size: 6,7' x 5,9' (SkySafari)
Distance: 2.2 million light years (SkySafari)
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Map

The irregular dwarf galaxy IC 10 in the constellation Cassiopeia (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

         

IC 10 - Nov 14, 2020

 

IC 10 - Nov 14, 2020

 

IC 10 - Nov 14, 2020

   

IC 10 - Nov 14, 2020, processed

 

IC 10 - Nov 14, 2020, processed

 

IC 10 - Nov 14, 2020, processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations November 2020

 

References

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