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Large Magellanic Cloud in Twilight, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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Large Magellanic Cloud in Twilight

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Large Magellanic Cloud in Twilight, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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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
Accessories
ZWO ASIAir Pro
Software
PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI120MM mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 13, 2020
Frames:
30x120" (1h)
Integration:
1h
Avg. Moon age:
27.52 days
Avg. Moon phase:
4.49%

RA center: 05h27m42s.50

DEC center: -69°3229.6

Pixel scale: 2.199 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -116.458 degrees

Field radius: 2.204 degrees

More info:Open 

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.

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Large Magellanic Cloud in Twilight, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle