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Image of the day 03/05/2017

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    Large Magellanic Cloud, 



    
        

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    Large Magellanic Cloud

    Image of the day 03/05/2017

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      Large Magellanic Cloud, 



    
        

            tommy_nawratil
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      Large Magellanic Cloud

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8
      Mounts
      Star Adventurer
      Software
      Photoshop · Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Jan. 27, 2017
      Frames:
      76x120" (2h 32')
      Integration:
      2h 32'
      Avg. Moon age:
      29.02 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      0.29%

      RA center: 05h24m36s.8

      DEC center: -69°3810

      Pixel scale: 23.660 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -178.477 degrees

      Field radius: 14.153 degrees

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 3612x2397

      Locations: Lodge El Aleman, Barreal, Argentina

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      Captured at Barreal, a small village in the argentinean Andes at 1700m altitude near Cerro Mercedario. The LMC is of course a spectacualar highlight of the southern sky, and contains a wealth of details visible even in a small binocular. A lot of star formation is going on, the brightest region being the famous Tarantula nebula - that would outshine M42 by far if in the same distance. According to newer theories, both LMC and SMC are not regulat companions of the MilkyWay, but freshly captured by her and just on their first time in orbit. The nearly intact barred spiral structure of the LMC and bursting star formation unseen in old companions are the main arguments for that new view. There is a faint big halo visible in this picture, as some filaments of galactic cirrus bekonging to the Milky WAy.

      Canon6d at ISO800, Tamron 85mm at f/2.2

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      Large Magellanic Cloud, 



    
        

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