Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  30 Dor Cluster  ·  IC 2128  ·  IC2128  ·  IC2145  ·  NGC 1850  ·  NGC 1858  ·  NGC 1901  ·  NGC 1910  ·  NGC 1918  ·  NGC 1937  ·  NGC 1983  ·  NGC 2001  ·  NGC 2014  ·  NGC 2015  ·  NGC 2031  ·  NGC 2033  ·  NGC 2042  ·  NGC 2044  ·  NGC 2050  ·  NGC 2052  ·  NGC 2069  ·  NGC 2070  ·  NGC 2074  ·  NGC 2081  ·  NGC1850  ·  NGC1854  ·  NGC1858  ·  NGC1860  ·  NGC1863  ·  NGC1865  ·  And 93 more.
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Large Magellanic Cloud in Twilight, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
Powered byPixInsight

Large Magellanic Cloud in Twilight

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Large Magellanic Cloud in Twilight, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
Powered byPixInsight

Large Magellanic Cloud in Twilight

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

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

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:Nov. 13, 2020

Frames: 30x120" (1h)

Integration: 1h

Avg. Moon age: 27.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.49%


Astrometry.net job: 4009584

RA center: 5h 27' 42"

DEC center: -69° 32' 29"

Pixel scale: 2.199 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -116.458 degrees

Field radius: 2.204 degrees


Resolution: 5994x4024

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

Data source: Backyard

Description

Doing astrophotography from my backyard is becoming increasingly hard/anti-social at this time of year, with night not occurring until after 11pm. [Bonkers time zone 1h45m ahead of sun time, couple with -45 lat]

As an experiment I tried to take the LMC almost entirely in astro twilight (save for the last 10mins of 1 hour total) so I would be able to shut up shop early on a largely indifferent night.

Comments

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

Large Magellanic Cloud in Twilight, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle