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LMC-Nebulae Henize 44,51: In the Tarantulum Nebula Region within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) one finds numerous Emission- and Reflection Nebulae, only rarely photographed. Two of the more prominent parts are displayed in this image.
In the upper left of the image one finds the nebula complex designated Henize 51 with several individual emission nebulae, the brightest of which is NGC 1968.
In the lower right part is the complex of Henize 44, the bightest patches of this are NGC 1935 and 1936.

The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.


Object LMC- Nebulae Henize 44,51
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation Henize 44,51
Constellation Dorado
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min H-alpha, 3 x 10min [OIII], 3 x 5min each RGB. Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5,Photoshop. Color Code L:H-alpha,R:H-alpha/R,GB:[OIII]/GB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 14 Dec 2012
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