Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-85ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP900

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Borg Mini 50mm Guidescope

Focal reducers: Takahashi 0.73x Focal Reducer

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Chroma Ha 3nm  ·  Chroma G  ·  B  ·  R

B: 128x30"
Chroma G: 139x30"
Chroma Ha 3nm: 238x120"
Chroma Oiii 3nm: 93x120"
R: 143x30"

Integration: 14.4 hours

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2439742

RA center: 5h 34' 49"

DEC center: -69° 21' 21"

Pixel scale: 3.149 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.858 degrees

Field radius: 1.648 degrees

Resolution: 3000x2280

Data source: Backyard


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.



Rick Stevenson
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The region around the Tarantula nebula, 


            Rick Stevenson