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NGC 2070 in NB with RGB Stars, 



    
        

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NGC 2070 in NB with RGB Stars

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NGC 2070 in NB with RGB Stars

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor
Imaging Cameras
QSI 6162 monochrome
Mounts
Takahashi NJP Temma-2
Filters
Chroma Ha 2" 5nm · Chroma OIII 3nm O3 · Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII
Accessories
Stellarmate Raspberry Pi-4 · Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller · Takahashi TOA-35 0.7x Reducer
Software
Topaz Denoise DeNoise · Adobe Photoshop 2020 · Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 5, 2021
Frames:
12x300" (1h)
Chroma Blue: 30x130" (1h 5') bin 1x1
Chroma Green: 30x120" (1h)
Chroma Ha 2" 5nm: 32x900" (8h)
Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 31x900" (7h 45')
Chroma Red: 25x120" (50')
Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII: 33x900" (8h 15')
Integration:
27h 55'
Avg. Moon age:
28.46 days
Avg. Moon phase:
1.30%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
7.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5072385

RA center: 05h41m00s.7

DEC center: -69°2851

Pixel scale: 1.782 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 76.676 degrees

Field radius: 1.347 degrees

Resolution: 3413x4240

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Seems crazy I know but even though this image recently got an IOTD, I've reprocessed it from scratch and added RGB stars and more NB data. This time I used the new star Xterminator plug in for PS instead of Starnet++ and I must say it's a big improvement, much cleaner and lightning fast! I also got the latest version of Topaz denoise 3.3.2 with offers heaps more control and masking, so you won't have to worry about generating any artificial artifacts! Aah, the joys of lockdown and too much time on my hands...  We Southern Sky folks are very lucky to be able to target the Large Magellenic Cloud and the amazing nebulae within.  The LMC has so many interesting and unique nebulas to target, and NGC 2070 aka the Tarantula never disappoints.  I've been working on getting "natural" star colours from by Bortle 6/7 backyard, and I'm happy with these star colours now. Seems the solution is to take lots and lots of short subs! Most of the NB data was shot under a full moon.

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