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Tarantula nebula image release

As part of the commissioning process for our new science camera, Sinistro, some of the science team have been taking long exposures to see what the camera is capable of. Below is a colour composite image from over 7 hours, and 93 image, worth of observing effort, taken at the Cerro Tololo site of LCOGT. The image was taken with Bessell B, V and R filters separately and combined to create a full colour image. The patch of sky this image is looking at is 26 square arcminutes, using 16 million pixels.