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Contains:  NGC 1763, NGC 1966, NGC 2018, NGC 2048, NGC 2070, NGC 2077, Tarantula nebula, The star βMen, The star δDor, The star εDor, The star θDor, The star μMen, The star νDor
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The Large Magellanic Cloud - A Quick Mosaic, 



    
        

            Gabriel R. Santos...
The Large Magellanic Cloud - A Quick Mosaic
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The Large Magellanic Cloud - A Quick Mosaic

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Dates:Aug. 12, 2018Nov. 16, 2019

Frames:
25x120" ISO800
16x180" ISO800

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.94%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3060967

RA center: 5h 21' 17"

DEC center: -69° 8' 2"

Pixel scale: 11.396 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 8.719 degrees

Field radius: 6.786 degrees


Resolution: 2897x3161

Data source: Traveller

Description

This image is a work in progress. It is planned to be a 2-panel mosaic of our beautiful neighboor galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Yesterday [as of posting date] I managed to capture a few frames - only 48 minutes in total. The data from the central "main" region was added from 2018's. The total integration is only 98 minutes, but I was happy with the result and decided to publish it as a work in progress. My objective is to at least duplicate this time in the following imaging opportunities, but, for now, this is a quick view on the LMC =D.

For a detailed description on both the object and on the story behind the image, I recommend checking 2018's image of LMC

Constructive criticism, comments and suggestions are more than welcome in the comments section. Thank you for taking your time to look at this image!

Dates: 12/08/2018 and 16/11/2019
Locations: MG, Brazil. Rural Skies (Bortle 3-4, calculated SQM ~21.6)
Camera: Canon EOS T5/1200D (mod) at ISO 800
Optics: Samyang 135mm f/2 operated at f/2.4
Mount: Sky-Watcher HEQ5, tracking, guided
Exposure Detail: 3 frame mosaic (1x2 base + deep central region). 6x180s + 10x180s + 25x120s. Total 98min

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