Friday, December 4, 2015

A stunning night in Sutherland!

Summer's well on its way so we've had a few really gorgeous nights during the past week!  While observing dwarf novae in the Large Magellanic Cloud last night, Petri & Fred snagged a set of images through 3 of the Sloan filters (u, g & r).  Combining these has produced one of SALT's most beautiful colour-composite images to date.  The combination of 1" seeing & a freshly stacked primary shows what the telescope's capable of under good conditions.  If only Darragh could see this kind of image quality!
A SALTICAM view of the Large Magellanic Cloud, through Sloan u, g & r filters

1 comment:

  1. Great job. Can photometry been done with this? Down to what magnitude?