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The Mighty 30 Doradus

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Located in the Milky Way's largest satellite galaxy, The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), and also known as
The Tarantula Nebula, this giant emission nebula is some 600+ light years across, making it one of the
largest star forming regions in the visible Universe and is located 160, 000 light years away.

*NB: No Blur Exterminator or other AI based sharpening, was used on this data.

Orion Optics UK AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress TRIUS PRO-694 Midi Combi PRO Blue Edition incl.CFW & OAG unit
FLI Atlas Focuser
SIIHaOIII RGB = 60 200 40 25 25 25min combined exposure 6.2hrs
Astronomik 6nm NB filters
-20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar PRO

Data collected 25 & 26 November 2023, full Moon, good to excellent seeing
(FWHM of raw sub frames, per MaximDL: Ha & SII = 1.5" - 1.9" OIII & RGB = 1.9" - 2.2")

Taken from Eagleview Observatory:

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Sidereal Trading

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart Camera control and Image processing software

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