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Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), 



    
        

            Sabine Gloaguen
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Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), 



    
        

            Sabine Gloaguen

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 80ED

Imaging cameras: Canon Eos 6D Astrodon inside

Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120


Dates:Dec. 24, 2019

Frames: 339x180" (16h 57')

Integration: 16h 57'

Avg. Moon age: 27.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.44%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3308477

RA center: 5h 25' 41"

DEC center: -69° 27' 22"

Pixel scale: 12.100 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 6.502 degrees

Field radius: 6.091 degrees


Resolution: 2560x2565

Data source: Traveller

Description

This mosaic of 7 tiles for 80 mega pixels represents a large field around the Large Magellanic Cloud. I was delighted to be able to obtain such a detailed image with material, all in all, modest for astrophotography.

This irregular galaxy, composed of a single spiral arm, is crossed by a large bar.

It is very rich in celestial objects including the Tarantula nebula (NGC 2070), the largest known nebula. It was in the region of this nebula that we had the chance to discover the candidate planetary nebula FoGl 1 during a trip to Chile in 2018.

Don't hesitate to follow the link to TIFF/FITS to open the full zoomable version.

Total exposure time : 17 hours.

Acquisitions from the 22nd to the 26th of December 2019.

Place : Hacienda des Etoiles, Ovalle region (Chile).

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Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), 



    
        

            Sabine Gloaguen