Mike O’Day makes light work of Large Magellanic Cloud

CT12 owner Mike O’Day located in the Blue Mountains, Australia sent us us this fantastic image showing multiple bright nebula and star clusters in an area adjacent to the The Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070) in the nearby irregular galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

The largest of these are the bright pink nebula in the mid-right part of the image (NGC 2014) and the blue nebula in the lower middle (NGC 2030). Mike used an unmodified Nikon D5300 on his OOUK CT12 f4 to capture this impressive image, proving that DSLR cameras have a great part to play in astrophotography – well done Mike – wishing you dark skies and many more successful imaging sessions!