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Contains:  NGC 2077, Tarantula nebula, NGC 2070, NGC 2048, NGC 2018, NGC 1966, NGC 1763, The star π2Dor, The star π1Dor, The star νDor, The star εDor, The star δDor, The star θDor, The star βMen, The star ηMen, The star μMen
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The Large Magellanic Cloud, 


            Christian van den...
The Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8

Imaging camera:Nikon D5100

Mount:Fornax 51

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

Software:Pixinsight 1.8

Accessory:Orion Mini 50mm Guidescope

Resolution: 3524x2707

Frames: 36x480"

Integration: 4.8 hours job: 714515

RA center: 79.399 degrees

DEC center: -68.940 degrees

Pixel scale: 12.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 54.525 degrees

Field radius: 7.467 degrees

Locations: Kiripotib, Dordabis, Namibia


The LMC is a nearby galaxy at a distance of 163,000 light-years. It was most likely a barred spiral galaxy before being interrupted, likely by our own Milky Way's gravity. The LMC is clearly visible with the naked eye as a faint cloud and it is huge; more than 20 times the width of the full moon.
Image taken in Kiripotib, Namibia
Nikon D5100 and Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8 used at 80mm F4
36 x 8min ISO800



Christian van den...
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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The Large Magellanic Cloud, 


            Christian van den...