Astrophotography by Bernhard Hubl


CEDIC team goes Chile - Part #1 Magellanic Clouds

  The two Magellanic Clouds are irregular dwarf galaxies visible from the southern hemisphere, which are members of our Local Group and may be orbiting our Milky Way galaxy. The two galaxies are: Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). The LMC lies about 170,000 light years away, while the SMC is around 200,000.




Nikkor35  NikonDf  2014/03

Nikkor200  NikonDf  2014/02

LMC NGC 292 - SMC  


EF200  EOS6D  2014/02

EF200  EOS6D  2014/02



  The most fascinating object inside the LMC is NGC 2070, the Tarantula Nebula. This is a huge emission nebula with strong emission in O[III]. This explains, why blue is a dominating colour in our images.


NGC 2070 - Tarantula NGC 2070 - Tarantula  


AP175  PL29050  2014/02

14"RC  PL16070  2014/02



  The following images show the constellations near the Magellanic Clouds.


Const Dorado (Dor) Const Hydrus (Hyi)  


Tokina  EOS1000D  2014/02

Tokina  EOS1000D  2014/02

Const Octans (Oct) Const Phoenix (Phe)  


Tokina  EOS1000D  2014/02

Tokina  EOS1000D  2014/02