Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1892  ·  NGC 1925  ·  NGC 1945  ·  NGC 1948  ·  NGC 1978
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The Space Jockey, 



    
        

            Andy 01
The Space Jockey
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The Space Jockey

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The Space Jockey, 



    
        

            Andy 01
The Space Jockey
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The Space Jockey

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor
Imaging Cameras
QSI 6162 monochrome
Mounts
Takahashi NJP Temma-2
Filters
Chroma Ha 2" 5nm · Chroma OIII 3nm O3 · Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII
Accessories
Stellarmate Raspberry Pi-4 · Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller · Takahashi TOA-35 0.7x Reducer
Software
Topaz Denoise DeNoise · Adobe Photoshop 2020 · Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 8, 2021 ·  Oct. 27, 2021 ·  Nov. 2, 2021
Frames:
Chroma Ha 2" 5nm: 30x900" (7h 30') ISO30 bin 1x1
Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 51x900" (12h 45') bin 1x1
Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII: 24x900" (6h)
Integration:
26h 15'
Avg. Moon age:
16.68 days
Avg. Moon phase:
25.50%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
7.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5172117

RA center: 05h22m29s.3

DEC center: -65°4839

Pixel scale: 1.769 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 346.004 degrees

Field radius: 1.221 degrees

Resolution: 3515x3515

Locations: My mate's property , Kilmore, Victoria, Australia; Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Remember the ‘Space Jockey’ from the derelict spaceship in the first Alien movie?
Found him in the Large Magellenic Cloud with NGC 1925 & Friends. 

This image is a collaboration with my astro buddy ‘Blue’ whose gear has a remarkably similar FOV to mine. 

https://www.astrobin.com/users/the_bluester/

Blue lives under rural Bortle 2/3 skies, and after platesolving a sub of mine to orient his camera,  took nice clean RGB for the stars using the following...

SVX80-3SV with SFF4-80T field flattener, ZWO ASI2600MC Pro camera,
32 X 120 second subs,
shot with Voyager.

I took the Narrowband data from my light polluted suburban Bortle 6/7 location in Melbourne, Australia.

Very few if any stand alone images of this Fascinating target, that when rotated 90 degrees CCW also resembles an olympic swimmer on the starting blocks, or a busy cyclist!

Also of interest is an almost golden, irregular shaped globular cluster at 8 o’clock, and the distant galaxy in the top right cnr.  

The LMC itself is a distorted barred spiral galaxy. Tidal gravitational forces from it’s companion, the SMC and the Milky Way have resulted in many of these wacky irregular shaped nebulae present. 

It’s an amazing region to target! 
C&C welcome. 

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The Space Jockey, 



    
        

            Andy 01