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            Gerard O'Born
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            Gerard O'Born
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Tarantula Nebula and Immediate Surrounds

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher ED80 Black Diamond APO

Imaging cameras: Canon 6Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ EQ5 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 224MC

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher 0.85 Focal reducer/flattener

Software: NINA  ·  Photoshop CC2020  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2"

Accessory: Intel NUC 5i


Dates:Dec. 28, 2020

Frames: 90x120" (3h)

Integration: 3h

Avg. Moon age: 13.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.30%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4193584

RA center: 5h 38' 12"

DEC center: -69° 20' 6"

Pixel scale: 2.587 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 73.143 degrees

Field radius: 0.823 degrees


Resolution: 1835x1373

Locations: Home, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

I captured this from my bortle 8 sky with a newly modified Canon 6D and an Optolong L-extreme filter. I kept the exposures to 2 mins each so as not to blow out the centre of the nebula. I am fairly pleased with my first attempt with the new gear. This is a cropped version of an earlier image I posted. I think it shows the best close up perspective.

90x2min @1600ISO. MOD: LPF-2 Filter removed only.

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Description: Mad the red more magenta and brightened the image a bit.

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Tarantula Nebula and Immediate Surrounds, 



    
        

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