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Tarantula Nebula in SHO, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey
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Tarantula Nebula in SHO

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Tarantula Nebula in SHO, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey
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Tarantula Nebula in SHO

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 ASI178MM

Focal reducers: Starizona Apex ED 0.65x L Reducer / Flattener

Software: TheSkyX Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm 31mm  ·  Chroma SII 3nm 31mm  ·  Chroma Ha 5nm 31mm  ·  Orion Luminance 1.25"  ·  OSC Camera

Accessory: Optec FocusLynx


Dates:Dec. 19, 2012Jan. 16, 2018Oct. 2, 2019Dec. 10, 2020Dec. 14, 2020

Frames:
Baader 1.25" Ha 7nm: 42x180" (2h 6') (gain: 139.00)
Chroma OIII 3nm 31mm: 34x240" (2h 16') (gain: 139.00)
Chroma SII 3nm 31mm: 24x300" (2h) (gain: 250.00)
OSC Camera: 30x120" (1h) (gain: 101.00)
Orion Luminance 1.25": 62x120" (2h 4') (gain: 139.00)

Integration: 9h 26'

Avg. Moon age: 18.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.91%


Astrometry.net job: 4134538

RA center: 5h 38' 43"

DEC center: -69° 19' 49"

Pixel scale: 1.169 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -71.934 degrees

Field radius: 0.648 degrees


Resolution: 3200x2400

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Tarantula Nebula is the largest and most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies. Intense radiation, stellar winds and supernova shocks energize the nebula glow and shape the spidery filaments. If only 1,270 light years way away like the Orion Nebula, NGC 2070 would take up around 30 degrees of the sky, and this field would cover almost half of the sky.

This is a reprocess from LRGB and HOO versions, with SII data now added.

Having lots of fun with Narrowband processing.

Warm regards and Happy New Year to all!

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