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Old 24-10-2020, 01:56 PM
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Le Carnaval des Animaux

The Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnaval des Animaux) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-SaŽns.

Many interesting carnival creatures can be seen in this cosmic bouquet in the Large Magellenic Cloud in Dorado.
N83 resembles an Arachnid, N81 is a Hermit Crab, NGC 1727 is a Baby Octopus, DEM L36 is a Bird of Prey. Cookie monster can be seen far right, and N185 is an upturned snail.

In this, the youngest part of the LMC complex, Testor & Lortet report the discovery of unevolved O stars in N83 and N84 noting the high degree of fragmentation of the ionized gas first suspected from nebular morphology and excitation. Maybe Colin or M&T can shed some understanding on this?

Rarely (if ever?) imaged in isolation, this remarkable collection of interesting nebulae are located East of the famous Tarantula Nebula NGD 2070.
Viewers with a keen eye will also see not less than a dozen tiny star clusters in this field.

Photographed from lockdown central, Melbourne, Australia.

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Old 24-10-2020, 02:29 PM
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Very nicely done Andy. RGB or Ha alone can look bit flat in the LMC, but have to admit the NB has wonderfully brought out differing composition in the nebulae here, which makes it even more fascinating.

Was looking to see if it was a moscaic, but the 16200 FOV has worked out well.
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Old 24-10-2020, 02:45 PM
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The colours are psychedelic. They work for me. This is another original image. It is wonderful that you are original. Did you use the "Psychedelic Art Color Scheme" by accident or design?

https://www.schemecolor.com/psychede...20(%2300EDF5).

I hope you haven't gone crazy during the Melbourne lock down.
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Old 24-10-2020, 03:03 PM
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Thats really cool, Andy!

Trying to find examples on astrobin showing only narrowband, seems its a target rarely attempted?! Definitely going on the list to have a go at
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Old 24-10-2020, 04:26 PM
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Very nicely done Andy. RGB or Ha alone can look bit flat in the LMC, but have to admit the NB has wonderfully brought out differing composition in the nebulae here, which makes it even more fascinating.

Was looking to see if it was a mosaic, but the 16200 FOV has worked out well.
Cheers Rob, Nebs in the LMC are always challenging to image. Not sure if there's galactic flux between us & the Magellenic clouds but I always find these targets surprisingly noisy, relative to the amount of data collected.
Being under heavy LP & lockdown, NB is my go to, and there is a decent mix of elements in these little nebs to see the differences between filters.


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The colours are psychedelic. They work for me. This is another original image. It is wonderful that you are original. Did you use the "Psychedelic Art Color Scheme" by accident or design?

https://www.schemecolor.com/psychede...20(%2300EDF5).

I hope you haven't gone crazy during the Melbourne lock down.
Hi Murray, thanks for your consideration. Melbourne lockdown has frankly been hell, flippin' Labor Government fools and their litany of mistakes and we citizens have had to pay a VERY steep price for their incompetence.

That being said, any resemblance to the psychedelic colour palette is purely coincidental!


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Thats really cool, Andy!

Trying to find examples on astrobin showing only narrowband, seems its a target rarely attempted?! Definitely going on the list to have a go at
Glad you liked it!
Do let me know if you find any other images of this little nebula set, I'd be curious to see them.
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Old 24-10-2020, 07:03 PM
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Bravo Andy! We've not seen that area before.
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That is a very cool image, puts me in mind of a bunch of balloons.
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That's a wonderful image Andy. Yet again your trademark clever framing shows a very interesting composition.

The LMC is really the astrophotographer's playground.

Love the colours.

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Old 24-10-2020, 10:01 PM
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Bravo Andy! We've not seen that area before.
Cheers M&T, seems that these little guys have slipped under the radar until now. No doubt that will change as they too deserve their chance in the spotlight...and how about that amazing N185 bubble?

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That is a very cool image, puts me in mind of a bunch of balloons.
Yes, I'm also thinking about the house from the movie "UP", a bunch of flowers, or a tree of life perhaps?

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That's a wonderful image Andy. Yet again your trademark clever framing shows a very interesting composition.

The LMC is really the astrophotographer's playground.

Love the colours.

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Many thanks indeed Greg - plenty of goodies to be found in the LMC for the adventurous imager.
Thanks for your positive feedback, much appreciated!
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Love the colors, another fantastic shot Andy - well done!
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Interesting colours! (echo of the ESO/Hubble image ?)

I too was hoping to explore this region but the torrential weather north of the Mexican border has put pay to that.

I rather like N70/DEM301 in Dorado which you have captured well.

Nice

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Hi Andy,
that's a great picture.
It's almost as if the more filters you have
the more interesting the picture can be.
If only we amateurs could add: micro-wave, X-ray & gamma ray
data it would even be more interesting.


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Love the colours, another fantastic shot Andy - well done!
Thanks David, appreciate your feedback!

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Interesting colours! (echo of the ESO/Hubble image ?)

I too was hoping to explore this region but the torrential weather north of the Mexican border has put pay to that.

I rather like N70/DEM301 in Dorado which you have captured well.

Nice
Cheers Peter,plenty of goodies to explore in the LMC - sorry to have to correct you though, N70 is not in my frame - the similar looking superbubble at the bottom of my FOV is N185.

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Hi Andy,
that's a great picture.
It's almost as if the more filters you have
the more interesting the picture can be.
If only we amateurs could add: micro-wave, X-ray & gamma ray
data it would even be more interesting.


cheers
Allan
Hey Allan, thanks for the good vibes.
Ye, regarding filters, I am sorely tempted to follow Marc A and try some near infra-red imaging soon.
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Cheers Peter,plenty of goodies to explore in the LMC - sorry to have to correct you though, N70 is not in my frame - the similar looking superbubble at the bottom of my FOV is N185.

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Indeed.. serve me right for a casual glance!
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Hi Andy,
I really love the framing and originality. This one really works a treat. Boundaries are pushed without loss of a natural look.
Congratulations!
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Yeah I agree, cool framing and good to see the other side of the LMC imaged for a change, that collection does tend to get somewhat neglected These nebs have been imaged many times though and at similar or finer image scale, but are usually part of a wider view of the LMC . In your version there seems to be quite a range of colours over and above what we would expect to see from the usual NB palettes? It's perfectly ok to do I guess, but do you selectively manipulate the colours to create that range of colours?

Cool result

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Andy, boy, that is sensational! Fantastic colors, great framing and cool objects! Wow!
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I really love the framing and originality. This one really works a treat. Boundaries are pushed without loss of a natural look.
Congratulations!
Cheers,
Tim
Thanks so much Tim- appreciate your comments & lovely feedback

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Yeah I agree, cool framing and good to see the other side of the LMC imaged for a change, that collection does tend to get somewhat neglected These nebs have been imaged many times though and at similar or finer image scale, but are usually part of a wider view of the LMC . In your version there seems to be quite a range of colours over and above what we would expect to see from the usual NB palettes? It's perfectly ok to do I guess, but do you selectively manipulate the colours to create that range of colours?

Cool result

Mike
Cheers Mike! Just to be clear, in my comments I said these particular Nebulae were rarely (if ever?) photographed “in isolation”- ie: not contained within a widefield shot -of which I agree completely, there are many.
No wavelengths were hurt in the production of this image

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Andy, boy, that is sensational! Fantastic colors, great framing and cool objects! Wow!
Thanks Bart, thanks for noticing! In truth a great deal of research and planning went into this, little was left to chance. Cheers
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