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Large Magellanic Cloud, 


            Wei-Hao Wang
Large Magellanic Cloud
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Large Magellanic Cloud

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 APO

Imaging cameras: Nikon D800 Mod

Mounts: Takahashi EM-11 Temma 2 Jr.

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi 7X50 Finder

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II-M

Software: PixInsight  ·  RegiStar  ·  Photoshop CC

Filters: H alpha

Dates:Feb. 2, 2019Feb. 3, 2019Feb. 4, 2019

42x300" ISO800
H alpha: 24x300" ISO800

Integration: 5.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.27%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3255299

RA center: 5h 21' 39"

DEC center: -68° 57' 7"

Pixel scale: 6.041 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.315 degrees

Field radius: 6.516 degrees

Resolution: 4880x6040

Locations: Avon Valley, York, Western Australia, Australia

Data source: Traveller


This is a two-frame mosaic, with an RGB integration time of 80 minutes and an H-alpha integration time of 60 minutes in each of the northern and southern frames. An additional 50 minutes of RGB integration is added to the center to enhance the S/N.


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Large Magellanic Cloud, 


            Wei-Hao Wang

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