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Interesting areas around the Large Magallenic Cloud, 



    
        

            Steve de Lisle
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Interesting areas around the Large Magallenic Cloud

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Interesting areas around the Large Magallenic Cloud, 



    
        

            Steve de Lisle
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Interesting areas around the Large Magallenic Cloud

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
SKYROVER ULT 102mm ED sextuplet 102 APO SKYROVER
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Filters
Baader 36mm OIII Baader · Baader 36mm SII Baader · Baader 36mm Ha Baader
Software
APP · PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 8, 2020
Frames:
84x300" (7h)
Integration:
7h
Avg. Moon age:
22.09 days
Avg. Moon phase:
50.67%

RA center: 05h30m44s.82

DEC center: -67°2333.2

Pixel scale: 1.242 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.355 degrees

Field radius: 0.898 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4118x3191

Data source: Backyard

Description

Lots of active star forming areas near the Large Magellanic Cloud taken November 2020 in SHO. Most people turn their attention to the Tarantula nebula for obvious reasons but there are so many other areas of interest that are nearby. I decided to centre on NGC2004 which is a tiny star cluster in the centre of the frame. This gave me the best vantage point to capture the cosmic reef which comprises NGC2014 and NGC2020. NGC2020 is a Hii area surrounding a Wolf-Rayet star. To the right is NGC2035 which is an active star forming region which also contains filaments from past supernova explosions - highlighting the relationship between the death and rebirth stars. To the left is another star forming region with lots of small star clusters. Indeed, the whole frame is full of small star clusters containing newly born stars.

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Interesting areas around the Large Magallenic Cloud, 



    
        

            Steve de Lisle