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Contains:  The star νOct, The star γ2Vol, The star βDor, The star αRet, The star αDor, The star γHyi, The star αHyi, The star βHyi, Archenar (αEri), The star Achernar, The star Canopus (αCar), Part of the constellation Tucana (Tuc), The constellation Mensa (Men), The constellation Reticulum (Ret), Part of the constellation Pictor (Pic), The constellation Octans (Oct), The constellation Hydrus (Hyi), The constellation Horologium (Hor), Part of the constellation Eridanus (Eri), The constellation Dorado (Dor), Part of the constellation Caelum (Cae)
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the Magellan clouds and the South Pole, 


the Magellan clouds and the South Pole

the Magellan clouds and the South Pole

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon 16-35 f/4L

Imaging camera:Canon Eos6da

Mount:iOptron 3200

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

Software:Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix InsightPhotoshop

Resolution: 3481x2265

Dates:Aug. 23, 2017

Frames: 34x120"

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.76% job: 2162784

RA center: 56.320 degrees

DEC center: -66.933 degrees

Pixel scale: 59.393 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 58.316 degrees

Field radius: 34.260 degrees

Locations: Hakos Guest Farm, 100km past Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller


A wide field of the extreme south, the bright star at top is Achernar, at bottom left Canopus. In the field the largs and small Magellanic clouds. The South Pole is at bottom right, surrounded by IFN. If you look closely, you may find the trapeze of 4 stars marking the south pole in your polarscope. Hard to detect :-)

Canon 6d at Iso1250 and 16-35mmL f/4 at f/4. An annotated version is also available to check the southern constellations depicted.



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    the Magellan clouds and the South Pole, 


  • the Magellan clouds and the South Pole, 




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the Magellan clouds and the South Pole,