During the period of 25 july untill 7 august I stayed on the Hakos guestfarm in Namibia to observe the meteor stream the southern delta Aquariids. In the second week I also made some astropictures from many southern objects. Here you find the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). It is the third closest galaxy to our milkyway. It is only visible at the southern hemisphere.
Picture: Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), 5 august 2011.
Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 85 mm F 1.2 type L lens (thank you Carl Johannink!).
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Canon Digital Photo Processing, Registax5, Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)
Description: stack of 12x60 seconds, F 1.8, 800 iso
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