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Small Magellanic Cloud

Astrotrac/PolariePosted by Koen Miskotte Fri, October 28, 2011 16:14:53

Also during my stay in Hakos (NamibiĆ”), I ofcourse took pictures of the Small Magellanic Cloud. It is a irregular galaxy and it lies at a distance of 200 000 lightyears away from our own galaxy. Also visible on this picture are both globalar clusters 47 Tucana (the big one) and NGC 362 (the small one).

Picture: Small Magellanic Cloud, 47 Tucana and NGC 362.

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 200 mm F 2.8 type L lens.
Filter: None
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 19x120s, 1000 iso, F 3.2

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