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Small Magellanic Cloud: A study in Teal, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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Small Magellanic Cloud: A study in Teal

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Small Magellanic Cloud: A study in Teal, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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Small Magellanic Cloud: A study in Teal

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100 ED Super APO Triplet f/5.5

Imaging cameras: Canon 6D unmodified

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R-Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM mini

Software: PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley

Accessory: ZWO ASIAir Pro


Dates:Sept. 19, 2020

Frames: 34x120" (1h 8')

Integration: 1h 8'

Avg. Moon age: 2.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.19%


Astrometry.net job: 3863858

RA center: 0h 53' 37"

DEC center: -72° 49' 57"

Pixel scale: 2.135 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.347 degrees

Field radius: 2.143 degrees


Resolution: 6035x3980

Locations: Speargrass Flat Observatory, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard

Description

Finished off last night with a quick hour on the SMC - my first image of this object at 550mm.

As a galaxy, the SMC has been touched with the ugly stick. Its only saving brace is its framing with 47Tuc (which I missed) and some beautiful HII regions - which came out teal colour in this image. Pfft. What gives? I even used PixInsight's PCC routine. It is just that its tiny redshift takes Ha just those few nm away from the cut of my Canon's sensor filter?

So long, SMC - its was nice knowing ya.

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Small Magellanic Cloud: A study in Teal, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle