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LMC - Large Magellanic Cloud

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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dwarf galaxy (Irr/SBm)
10.7° x 9.2°
+ 0.9 mag
Dor / Men
170 000 light years
2015-10-11+12
Hacienda los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Astrotrac TT320X
Mosaic of two frames: each 50x2 min
2x 100 min
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EOS 6D (ISO 1600)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Justin Kabaus) Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
The large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a nearby satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. The LMC’s irregular appearance is possibly the result of tidal interactions with both the Milky Way and the Small Magellanic Cloud.
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