Large Magellanic Cloud

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HαLRGB image of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Color image created from RGB data following the procedure in R. Lupton et al., PASP 116, 133-137 (2004). In addition, a Hα mosaic image was mixed in with the R channel.

Camera SBIG STL-11000 (LRGB), Starlight Xpress SXV-H9 (H
Lens Rubinar 300 mm f/4.5 (LRGB), Minolta 300 mm f/2.8 (H
Filter Astronomik LRGB and Ha
Mount Vixen Super Polaris DX
Date 11 Oct. 2007 (LRGB), 25 March 2004 (Ha)
Exposure L: 11x4 min, RGB: 7x6 min,
Ha: 4 fields, 2x15 min each
Site Koornlandskloof Guest Farm, South Africa (LRGB),
Ezeljaght Farm, South Africa (Ha)
Processing Bias, dark frame, flat field correction IRAF, registration: SWarp, post-processing: Gimp

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