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30 Doradus NB-RGB, 



    
        

            andrea tasselli
30 Doradus NB-RGB
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30 Doradus NB-RGB

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30 Doradus NB-RGB, 



    
        

            andrea tasselli
30 Doradus NB-RGB
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30 Doradus NB-RGB

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 2, 2020
Frames:
7x600" (1h 10')
Integration:
1h 10'
Avg. Moon age:
15.32 days
Avg. Moon phase:
99.66%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5125960

RA center: 05h23m33s.6

DEC center: -69°4521

Pixel scale: 0.964 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.612 degrees

Field radius: 0.775 degrees

Resolution: 4096x4096

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

When I started using remote services one of the first thing I went for was the Tarantula Nebula and, more in general, the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds. So, from my past of armchair astronomer I just asked for the coordinates of 30 Doradus, as this is the cluster that contains the Trantula Nebula, i.e., NGC2070. Little did I know that CdC would spit out the coordinates of the center of the LMC! So I went in with those coordinates and what came out at the end of the run is what is show here, to my then extreme dismay. Yet photons never go to waste so here was a chance to start a mosaicking effort as future image shall show.

First use of the NBRGB script in PI and it seems to do a grand job, possibly better than doing it by hand.

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30 Doradus NB-RGB, 



    
        

            andrea tasselli