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NGC 2014 in the Large Magellanic Cloud - compressed.jpg

( click tap on image to see larger and sharper )

This image shows multiple bright nebula and star clusters in an area adjacent to the the Tarantula Nebula ( NGC 2070 ) in the nearby irregular galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud ( LMC ).  The largest of these are the bright pink nebula in the upper right part of the image ( NGC 2014 ) and the blue nebula in the lower right ( NGC 2030 ).

Details:

Bright Nebulae:
NGC 2014    ( upper right, pink) size 30 x 20 arcmin   Mag +8.
NGC 2020    size 2.0 arcmin   
NGC 2030    ( lower right, blue ).
NGC 2032   .
NGC 2035   size 3.0 x 3.0   arcmin   
NGC 2040   size 3.0 x 3.0   arcmin   

Open clusters:

NGC 2002   size 2    arcmin   Mag +10.1
NGC 2004   size 2.7 arcmin   Mag +9.6
NGC 2006   size 1    arcmin   Mag +11.5
NGC 2011   size 1    arcmin   Mag +10.6
NGC 2021   size 0.9    arcmin   Mag +12.1
NGC 2027   size 0.7    arcmin   Mag +11.9
NGC 2034   
NGC 2041   size 0.7    arcmin   Mag +10.4

Image centre  RA 05h 33m 25.583s, Dec -67° 18' 02.586"  (nova.astrometry.net) 
Field of view (arcmin): 58.8 x 39.2
Scale (full size image) 0.585 arcsec/pixel

Telescope:  Orion Optics CT12 Newtonian ( mirror 300mm, fl 1200mm, f4 )
Corrector:  ASA 2" Coma Corrector Quattro 1.175x
Effective Focal Length / Aperture : 1410 mm f4.7
Mount:        Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT
Guiding:      TSOAG9 Off-Axis-Guider, Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2, PHD2
Camera:     Nikon D5300 (unmodified) (sensor 23.5 x 15.6mm, 6016x4016 3.9um pixels)
Filter:          none

HDR combination of four sets of exposures:
9 x 300 sec ISO 200
4 x 120 sec ISO 200
4 x 120 sec ISO 100
4 x 60   sec ISO 100

Pixinsight & Photoshop
29 January 2017

link: 500px.com/MikeODay

Edited by mike005
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