Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1966  ·  NGC 2048  ·  NGC 2070  ·  NGC 2077  ·  Tarantula nebula
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The region around the Tarantula nebula, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
The region around the Tarantula nebula
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The region around the Tarantula nebula

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The region around the Tarantula nebula, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
The region around the Tarantula nebula
Powered byPixInsight

The region around the Tarantula nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ-85ED
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro
Mounts
Astro-Physics AP900
Filters
Chroma Ha 3nm · G · B · R · Chroma Oiii 3nm
Accessories
Takahashi 0.73x Focal Reducer
Software
Seqence Generator Pro · PixInsight 1.8
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Borg Mini 50mm Guidescope

Acquisition details

Frames:
B: 128x30" (1h 4')
Chroma Ha 3nm: 238x120" (7h 56')
Chroma Oiii 3nm: 93x120" (3h 6')
G: 139x30" (1h 9' 30")
R: 143x30" (1h 11' 30")
Integration:
14h 27'

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2439742

RA center: 05h34m49s.7

DEC center: -69°2121

Pixel scale: 3.149 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.858 degrees

Field radius: 1.648 degrees

Resolution: 3000x2280

Data source: Backyard

Description

A region of the Large Magellanic including the Tarantula nebula and part of the bar diagonally across the bottom right.

I was surprised how well a very small amount of RGB data came out under very light polluted skies. I was originally intending to do a narrowband image with the RGB data for star colour but a straight RGB image looked pretty good, so I just enhanced it a little with some Ha and Oiii.

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The region around the Tarantula nebula, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson