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Old 15-09-2020, 12:22 PM
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The Tarantula nebula.

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Old 15-09-2020, 01:10 PM
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Very, very spectacular

This is a very basic question, but is there any way to tell, when looking at an image like this, which parts are in the LMC and what is in the "foreground" of our galaxy? NGC 2093, for example... ours or theirs? I'm looking in Stellarium and don't see anything that jumps out at me to tell me where it is.

Sorry to ask a non-imaging question here!
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Old 15-09-2020, 01:23 PM
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have to the best i have seen thankyou Peter
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Old 15-09-2020, 03:43 PM
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The sharpness is breathtaking.
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Old 15-09-2020, 04:36 PM
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Very, very spectacular

This is a very basic question, but is there any way to tell, when looking at an image like this, which parts are in the LMC and what is in the "foreground" of our galaxy? NGC 2093, for example... ours or theirs? I'm looking in Stellarium and don't see anything that jumps out at me to tell me where it is.

Sorry to ask a non-imaging question here!
Glad you liked it. You can't tell by simply looking at an image...but spectra of objects within the field should give a few clues.
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Old 15-09-2020, 06:16 PM
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Nicely done
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Old 15-09-2020, 07:05 PM
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Jaw dropping....

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A jewelled spider it is. A glowing reach of tendrils illuminated from within
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Wow, that is spectacular!
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Stunning again Peter, your equipment is amazing and processing to suit
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Old 15-09-2020, 10:43 PM
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Very nice Peter!
I've shot this with a FWHM stack around 1.6" but you've gone lower than that from what I can see. Very nice and sharp data, the addition of Ha REALLY helps over just RGB in this region when it comes to some of the fainter material further out from R136.
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Old 16-09-2020, 07:39 AM
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I've shot this with a FWHM stack around 1.6" but you've gone lower than that from what I can see. Very nice and sharp data, the addition of Ha REALLY helps over just RGB in this region when it comes to some of the fainter material further out from R136.
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Jaw dropping....

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Thanks guys. From you kind responses I suspect this one is a keeper

I've had the Ha data kicking around for a while but the RGB stuff is new.

The field registration between data sets was a little off, hence probably needs a re-shoot to get the full 16803 field. Maybe next year
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Great rendition of a standard candle.
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Detail on the nebula looks great, but what is going on with the star shapes. Sort of funky looking. Is this a result of the previous data set?
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Detail on the nebula looks great, but what is going on with the star shapes. Sort of funky looking. Is this a result of the previous data set?
I have taken a liking to a Topaz DeNoise plug-in It does a great job on smoothing out the background, but does not like stars very much.......

I am not too fussed about the side-effects with this one....... it looked fine to me at the displayed res.

I'll likely re-shoot with decidedly more exposure time to tame the noise.
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Old 16-09-2020, 01:22 PM
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Nothing else to say ... gorgeous Peter!
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Old 16-09-2020, 03:13 PM
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Nothing else to say ... gorgeous Peter!
Thanks Marcus. I'm too lazy to reprocess the lot and make the stars pristine...I'd give it an A minus and look for pickings elsewhere for this new moon.
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Old 16-09-2020, 05:42 PM
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Excellent rendition Peter . Your images have caught my eye twice today . As my wife purchased the Australia Geographic 2021 astronomy calendar ,where they have published your image of M42 . Can I ask what scope was used for this image .
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Old 16-09-2020, 06:00 PM
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Excellent rendition Peter . Your images have caught my eye twice today . As my wife purchased the Australia Geographic 2021 astronomy calendar ,where they have published your image of M42 . Can I ask what scope was used for this image .
Oh..wow... thanks for the heads up about the AG calendar.

There was some doubt about it being published... due COVID.

The same telescope was used for both images: an Alluna optics RC16.

Beautiful German engineering. I call it the S-Class Benz of the telescope world.
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