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Space jellyfish? NGC1968 and many friends in SHO

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASKAR FRA400 F5.6 Quintuplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600mm

Mounts: ioptron CEM40

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ASKAR FRA400 F5.6 Quintuplet

Guiding cameras: ASI290MM Mini ASI 290 Mini

Software: Aries Production astro pixel processor  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  StarTools 1.7

Filters: Antlia SII 3.5nm  ·  Antlia 3.5nm Ha  ·  Antlia 3.5nm OIII

Accessory: ZWO ASI OAG  ·  PrimaLuceLab SESTO SENSO 2 Robotic Focusing Motor sesto senso 2 Focuser  ·  ZWO EFW 36mm  ·  PrimaLuceLab ECCO ECCO  ·  PRIMALUCE LAB Eagle 3s


Dates:Aug. 6, 2021

Frames: 170x300" (14h 10')

Integration: 14h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 27.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.48%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4851096

RA center: 05h31m49s

DEC center: -67°1207

Pixel scale: 3.853 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.210 degrees

Field radius: 1.953 degrees


Resolution: 3004x2074

Locations: Backyard, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Reminds me of neon Jellies at the aquarium :-)

This has been a bit of a "filler" target for me while imaging objects around scorpio which are dropping too low for me by 2am... i've been grabbing a few hours over multiple nights as this region rises in the east. It's on the outskirts of the Large Magellenic cloud near the Tarantula nebula.

It's really low in the light dome over Brisbane city so some pretty nasty gradients despite using narrowband here... quite a bit of detail lost trying to correct for this. I'm stacking in APP and processing as SHO in Startools and having to bin at 50% (thanks ASI2600 for lots of pixels) for some extra signal to noise and some failry aggressive "wipe" module to smooth these gradients.

I'll try this area again when it get's higher up later in the year and maybe some focus areas with my larger scope.

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Space jellyfish? NGC1968 and many friends in SHO, 



    
        

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