Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1955  ·  NGC 1968  ·  NGC 1974  ·  NGC 2004  ·  NGC 2006  ·  NGC 2014  ·  NGC 2020  ·  NGC 2027  ·  NGC 2030  ·  NGC 2032  ·  NGC 2034  ·  NGC 2035  ·  NGC 2040  ·  NGC 2041  ·  NGC 2053
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12 NGC objects in the LMC, 



    
        

            DavidLJ
12 NGC objects in the LMC
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12 NGC objects in the LMC

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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12 NGC objects in the LMC, 



    
        

            DavidLJ
12 NGC objects in the LMC
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12 NGC objects in the LMC

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
VIXEN R200SS
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI294MC PRO
Mounts
AZ-EQ6
Accessories
Baader Planetarium MPCC coma corrector
Software
SharpCap pro

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 17, 2020
Frames:
6x180" (18') (gain: 300.00) -10C bin 2x2
Integration:
18'
Darks:
6
Flats:
6
Avg. Moon age:
3.06 days
Avg. Moon phase:
10.23%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00
Temperature:
27.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4099570

RA center: 05h32m05s.0

DEC center: -67°2201

Pixel scale: 2.375 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.856 degrees

Field radius: 0.827 degrees

Resolution: 2072x1410

Locations: Home observatory, Glenorie, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

A collection of NGC objects (mostly nebulae) in a small section of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Taken as an exercise in seeing how deep one can go with this fairly modest setup while still keeping to the EAA principle of "live" on-screen viewing. The immediate view after the first of the 3 minute unguided exposures for SharpCap's live-stack was pretty much the same as this slightly tweaked Photoshop version.

NASA / Hubble have a very interesting image and video of NGCs 2014 and 2020 seen at the centre-top of this image. Well worth a visit if you haven't seen them.

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/ngc2014-ngc2020-tagged.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qO6SG1HzyI

NGCs 1955, 1968 and 1974 form the large complex of star clusters and red emission nebulae to the left. The three bright green patches of NGCs 2029, 2032 and 2035 make up the Southern Seagull facing right with its wings half outstretched. To its right is the star cluster 2040 and associated nebulae. Faint open cluster NGC 2053 is just above half-way down near the right hand side and bright open cluster NGC 2011 is at the centre of the image. Not far from the bottom-right corner is NGC 2041. All references that I can find describe it as an open cluster but even so it looks very like a globular cluster.

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12 NGC objects in the LMC, 



    
        

            DavidLJ

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