Dragon's Head and neighborhoods (NGC 2032, 2020, 2014, 1968, 1955,...)
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neighborhood of the Large Magellanic Clouds (LMC, 160000 l.y.) is
encircle by hundreds of nebulae and clusters. This small field of
1°x1.5° shows the Dragon's Head nebula (NGC 2032), the large
greenish nebula at top-right. Many more interesting object are present:
NGC 2020 is a green oval at top-center; NGC 2014 is the red nebula
immediately on the left; NGC 1968 and 1955 are the large red nebulae on
the left; tens of globular clusters are present in the field, mainly
immersed in the blue star clouds.
||Takahashi FS152 apo
||1216 mm (direct focus, no flattener)
exp of 10 min)
||Canon EOS 5D
with Baader filter
||Tivoli Farm (Namibia) at 1350 m height
|27 August 2011
||SXV-H5 on a Vixen 80/640 apo refractor
|Sky brightness at zenith (with SQM-L)
||South at top.
This image is a collaborative effort of the Namibia 2011 expedition.
Processing: Lorenzo Comolli. Images by: Lorenzo Comolli, Luigi Fontana,
Giosuè Ghioldi, Emmanuele Sordini.