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The Small Magellanic Cloud

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            Russ Carpenter
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The Small Magellanic Cloud

Technical card

Dates:Nov. 21, 2019

Frames: 20x600" (3h 20')

Integration: 3h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 23.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.81%


Astrometry.net job: 3090752

RA center: 0h 56' 10"

DEC center: -72° 51' 35"

Pixel scale: 6.303 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.842 degrees

Field radius: 2.862 degrees


Resolution: 2466x2148

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

Here is one of the most familiar objects in Southern Skies. This is an RGB image with Ha enhancement. I’m still learning how to use the Nikon 200mm F/2 lens. It’s quite a change from a more conventional telescope.

Tech Notes:
Nikon 200mm lens, f/2
10 Micron GM1000HPs Robotic Mount
FLI Microline 16200 CCD Camera, 6mm pixel
Processing with PixInsight and Affinity Photo

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Description: I reprocessed this image, using PixInsight for preprocessing and StarTools for post processing. Affinity Photo was used for a few minor adjustments. The image seems greatly improved.

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The Small Magellanic Cloud, 



    
        

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