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21-NOV-2017 Press F11 for a Full Screen view

Tarantula Nebula Region LMC (Full Frame Full Resolution)

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This is the second light image with my new Takahashi FSQ106EDX4 and FLI Proline16803.

Takahashi FSQ106EDX4
FLI Proline 16803, CFW-5-7, Robofocus
HaOIIIRGB = 210 250 40 40 45 min = 9.75hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
New Deep-Sky RGB Astronomik filters
-30C chip temp, dark frames and flats (using Aurora Flat Field Panel) applied
Focal length 530mm, FOV = 4deg X 4deg
Image scale 3.5"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Data collected over three nights, 29 Oct, 14 & 20 Nov 2017, good seeing, good transparency

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 5

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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Sakib 22-Nov-2017 17:27
OMG that is epic!! You know how much I love the LMC and I love how you have maintained the colour differences of the OIII. You should definitely expand this into a 4 frame mosaic!!
strongmanmike200222-Nov-2017 05:44
Cheers Greg and sure, may do :-)
Greg Van den Bleeken21-Nov-2017 23:26
Excellent image, Mike! I don't think I've seen this region quite so "rich" before.

Btw, if you'd like to share your work with more likeminded people, feel free to drop by at the Astrophotography Talk Forum at DPR: