47 Tucanae

Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - FSQ106ED and QSI683-8

Guiding - QSI OAG and SBIG ST-i.

Software - MaximDL, Focusmax, Pinpoint, CCDautopilot 5

LRGB 255 100 100 100 (15 minute subs for Lum; 5 minute subs for colour 30 second subs for core)

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS6

Object -Located in the constellation of Tucana at a distance of 16,700 light years and it 120 light years in diameter. It lies quite close in visual alignment to the Small Magellanic Cloud; some of its stars are visible in the left of the image and several of its much fainter globular clusters too.