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Very active region within the LMC, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne
Very active region within the LMC
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Very active region within the LMC

Very active region within the LMC, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne
Very active region within the LMC
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Very active region within the LMC

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi TOA-150
Imaging Cameras
FLI ML16200
Mounts
Astro-Physics AP 1600 with encoders
Filters
Finger Lakes Instruments Luminance · Blue · Green · Red · Finger Lakes Instruments Ha 8nm
Software
PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi TOA-150
Guiding Cameras
Lodestar Autoguider X2

Acquisition details

Frames:
Blue: 54x600" (9h)
Finger Lakes Instruments Ha 8nm: 33x1800" (16h 30')
Green: 52x600" (8h 40')
Red: 48x600" (8h)
Integration:
42h 10'

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3368306

RA center: 05h32m07s.9

DEC center: -66°5240

Pixel scale: 1.125 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 83.689 degrees

Field radius: 1.214 degrees

Resolution: 6600x4100

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

A super rich region within the LMC with tons of HA, along with a very unique bias towards young blue stars. When first processing this data I thought it sure must have been an artifacts, but it turns out this area doesn't have a yellow, white, and red bias like most regions (even though we also may not process them as such), it truly does just have countless blue stars within it. A strange area indeed, but a fascinating one regardless that is rarely imaged. Additionally, the above image is a 2x1 mosaic, capturing even more of these rarely imaged nebulae. My favorite part of the image though is the top right. The elliptical globular cluster. Thought this was an artifact from mosaic stitching, but nope, apparently these are rather common in the LMC as well.

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Very active region within the LMC, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne