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Lachlan

Southern Hemisphere wide-field targets

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Hey everyone! I’m after some pretty wide-field DSOs that can be captured with an unmodified DSLR without too much struggle (apart from the Orion Nebula.) I can push my exposures up to around 3 minutes with no major star trailing but that’s about as far as I can go. Also I’m in the Southern Hemisphere so don’t have the luxury of choosing between many relatively bright Messier objects. Your suggestions are much appreciated! 

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I hardly know where to begin. There's the small and large magellanic clouds, eta Carinae nebula, coal sack, tarantula nebula, omega centauri, 47 Tuc, Jewel Box.

 

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12 hours ago, kens said:

I hardly know where to begin. There's the small and large magellanic clouds, eta Carinae nebula, coal sack, tarantula nebula, omega centauri, 47 Tuc, Jewel Box.

 

Everything kens mentioned is in a great position to be photographing at the moment. Omega Centauri will be in a better position to view early morning, but a part from that you shouldn't struggle too much. 

I'd add the Running Chicken Nebula to the list as well , but personally I'd go for Eta Caranae - big, bright and easy to frame. 

 

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