Tarantula Nebula

Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - GSO 8" RC, with QSI583WSG

Guiding - ED80 guide scope and Orion Star Shoot Autoguider.

HaLRGB -110 110 85 75 105

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS3

Object - A very bright nebula which lies at a distance of nearly 180,000 light years in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Notes - This is a Ha Luminance blended image. With just over 8 hours of data in this image I feel it really needs at least another 6 hours worth of data to get the image really smooth.