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Tarantula Nebula Revisted, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey
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Tarantula Nebula Revisted

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Tarantula Nebula Revisted, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey
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Tarantula Nebula Revisted

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI094MC Pro  ·  ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Evostar 72ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM

Filters: Orion Luminance 1.25"

Accessory: Sharpsky Pro Focus Controller


Dates:Jan. 16, 2018Oct. 2, 2019

Frames:
OSC Camera: 30x120" (1h)
Orion Luminance 1.25": 62x120" (2h 4')

Integration: 3h 4'

Avg. Moon age: 16.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.46%


Astrometry.net job: 2957043

RA center: 5h 38' 30"

DEC center: -69° 19' 16"

Pixel scale: 1.614 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -73.818 degrees

Field radius: 0.555 degrees


Resolution: 1980x1485

Locations: Wonga Park, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

I've been enjoying adding Lum data to some ASI094MC colour images from recent years. It's a pleasure to get some good weather before the moon brightens.

This is reprocessed colour data from Jan 2018, blended with ASI1600 lum data from Oct 2019. Rather than using MaskedStretch within PixInsight on the colour data, I've had a bash using the ArcsinhStretch process.

The Tarantula nebula resides in the constellation of Dorado, the Dolphin.

I struggle to see a dolphin shape in the constellation, but do like dolphins.

Thanks for having a look.

CS, Jeff

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Tarantula Nebula Revisted, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey