NGC 1763 in Dorado

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NGC 1763 is an emission nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) – a small satellite to our Milky Way – about 163,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Dorado. It is part of the N11 (also known as NGC 1760) star-forming region, the second largest of such in the LMC after 30 Doradus.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 152mm f/7.5 Starfire EDF
Imaging cameras: FLI ProLine Proline 16803
Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS-60C
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Superstar
Focal reducers: Astro-Physics AP 4.0″ Field Flattener
Software: PixInsight 1.8, FocusMax, Maxim DL Pro 5, Software Bisque TheSky6 Professional, Photoshop CS Photo Shop CS5, CCD Autopilot 5
Filters: Astrodon E-series LRGB Ha 5nm
H-Alpha: 8x30min, Oii: 5×30, Siii: 7×30.
Accessories: Sirius Dome
Dates: July 12, 2014
Locations: Sydney Australia
Frames: 20×1800″
Integration: 10.0 hours

Author: David Nguyen
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 8 Aug 2014