Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1698  ·  NGC 1702  ·  NGC 1704  ·  NGC 1711  ·  NGC 1712  ·  NGC 1722  ·  NGC 1727  ·  NGC 1745  ·  NGC 1751  ·  NGC 1756  ·  NGC 1767  ·  NGC 1772  ·  NGC 1782
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Le Carnaval des Animaux

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor

Imaging cameras: QSI 6162 monochrome

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Focal reducers: Takahashi 67-FL flattener

Software: PHD2 Guiding 2.6.6 PHD2  ·  Topaz Denoise DeNoise  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Sky Safari Pro  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters

Filters: Chroma Green  ·  Chroma Blue  ·  Chroma Red  ·  Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm O3  ·  Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller


Dates:Oct. 19, 2020

Frames:
Chroma Blue: 15x120" (30')
Chroma Green: 22x120" (44')
Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha: 22x900" (5h 30')
Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 12x900" (3h)
Chroma Red: 16x120" (32')
Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII: 22x900" (5h 30')

Integration: 15h 46'

Avg. Moon age: 3.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3954997

RA center: 04h53m31s.9

DEC center: -69°3332

Pixel scale: 1.426 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.765 degrees

Field radius: 0.759 degrees


Resolution: 2382x3000

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns.

Many interesting carnival creatures can be seen in this cosmic bouquet in the Large Magellenic Cloud in Dorado. N83 resembles an Arachnid, N81 is a Hermit Crab, NGC 1727 is a Baby Octopus, DEM L36 is a Bird of Prey. Cookie monster can be seen far right, and N185 is an upturned snail.

In this, the youngest part of the LMC complex, Testor & Lortet report the discovery of unevolved O stars in N83 and N84 noting the high degree of fragmentation of the ionized gas first suspected from nebular morphology and excitation.

Rarely (if ever?) imaged in isolation, this remarkable collection of interesting nebulae are located East of the famous Tarantula Nebula NGD 2070. Viewers with a keen eye will also see not less than a dozen tiny star clusters in this field.

Photographed from lockdown central, Melbourne, Australia.

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