Remember the ‘Space Jockey’ from the derelict spaceship in the first Alien movie?
Found him in the Large Magellenic Cloud with NGC 1925 & Friends.

This image is a collaboration with my astro buddy Paul M. whose gear has a remarkably similar FOV to mine.
Paul lives under rural Bortle 2/3 skies, and after plate solving a sub of mine to orient his camera,  took nice clean RGB for the stars using the following…

SVX80-3SV with SFF4-80T field flattener, ZWO ASI2600MC Pro camera,
32 X 120 second subs, shot with Voyager.

I took the Narrowband data from my light polluted suburban Bortle 6/7 location in Melbourne, Australia.
It’s an amazing region to target!

NGC 1925 HaO3S2RGB Nebula
Astrophotography

Capture Details

TelescopeTakahashi TOA 130 with TOA-35 Reducer
CameraQSI 6162 WSG8
MountTakahashi NJP Temma 2
FiltersChroma RG&B, 5nm Ha & S2, 3nm O3
Guiding CameraStarlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Integration time (Exposure)25.0 hrs
LocationBurwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DateNov, 2021

About this Nebula

Very few if any stand alone images of this fascinating target, that when rotated 90 degrees CCW also resembles an olympic swimmer on the starting blocks, or a busy cyclist!
Also of interest is an almost golden, irregular shaped globular cluster at 8 o’clock, and the distant galaxy in the top right cnr.

The LMC itself is a distorted barred spiral galaxy. Tidal gravitational forces from it’s companion, the SMC and the Milky Way have resulted in many of these wacky irregular shaped nebulae present.

The Space Jockey

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Dallas: “Alien life form. Looks like it’s been dead a long time. Fossilised. Looks like it’s growing out of the chair.”
- Alien (Movie)