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Emission nebulae in the Large Magellanic Cloud
26-JUL-2006

Emission nebulae in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Hakos/Namibia

The center of this image, which shows a part from the Large Magellanic Cloud ( a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way), is dominated by the 'Tarantula Nebula'( NGC 2070). It is a huge and extremely bright emission nebula, which is still visible to the unaided eye from a distance of 160000 light-years.
Many other nebulae and star clusters can be seen additionally.

Canon EOS 20D
Modified Canon 20D mounted on a TMB 80mm/F6 + Televue 0.8x reducer/flattener. Halpha ( Astronomik Ha, 13nm): 8x450sec/ISO800; RGB ( IDAS-LPS): 12x300sec/ISO800. Calibration and stacking, averaging, color balancing, sharpening in Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. full exif

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