16" RCOS @ f/11.3
SBIB ST10XE
Astrodon Series I LRGB

RGB with Ha/OIII added:

Ha=  30 min x 6, 1x1
OIII= 30 min x 6, 1x1
R=    10 min x 6, 1x1
G=   10 min x 6, 1x1
B=   10 min x 6, 1x1

Data acquired at
CTIO

Processed with CCD
Inspector,  CCDsoft,
Registar, Sigma
Combine, Neat Image,
and Adobe PS;
additional image
processing using
PixInsight courtesy of  
Dr. Jack Harvey
In the area of NGC1929 in the
LMC is found the complex
nebula seen above.  Known as
the N44 superbubble complex,
this turbulent emission nebula
is dominated by a vast bubble
about 325 by 250 light-years
across. The bubble's interior is
formed either by massive
winds produced by a cluster of  
stars combined with the
remnant shell of old
supernovae. If you look closely
along the left of the nebula you
can discern the presence of a
second bubble.  As
superbubbles expand and age
their surface brightness
diminishes.  Finally it is
thought that superbubbles can
trigger new star formation in
areas of the shells where
gases condense.  
    N44 Superbubble in the LMC
       Click on image to enlarge