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A other closeup of the Large Magellanic Cloud


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Hi All,

I don't know if you're interested in deep southern objects but here is another close up into the famous deep southern sky object, Large Magellanic Cloud.
This region contains star clusters, double clusters, a super cluster, emission nebulae and a globular cluster (NGC1850, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1858) in the Dorado constellation, located in the northwest part of the bar of the Large Magellanic Cloud at a distance of 168,000 light years from the Sun... location of the imaged area is shown in the thumbnail image of the LMC.

This is an unusual cluster system because the main distribution of stars is like a globular cluster, but unlike the globular clusters of the Milky Way it is composed of young stars.

This object was imaged from a Bortle 4-5 quality sky and the inset shows the location of the frame in a 150mm focal length wide field image I imaged a few months ago.
Integration time was 10 hours and 35 minutes in bi-color, Hydrogen Alpha and OIII narrowband color with a C8 SCT at f6.3 with a QHY268M astronomy camera.

Summer down here is quite warm, and we have mostly blue skies during the day.. but unfortunately it's quite humid and more often than not the night is either clouded over, or some high altitude haze is rendering the sky transparency and seeing to such a level where subs look as if they're imaged through some wierd soft focus filter.... hoping for some drier weather soon.

Clear Skies,

NGC1850-LHaO3 Jan2023 - 10h35m Processed w LMC FrmFB.jpg

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