LMC  -  Large Magellanic Cloud

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Object data of LMC

Object type: dwarf galaxy (Irr/SBm)
Size: 10.7° x 9.2°
Magnitude: 0.9 mag
Constellation: Dor/Men
Distance: 170,000 Ly
Notes: 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 (SMC).

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-22
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G @ f/2.0
Camera: Nikon Df (ISO400)
Mount: Astrophysics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 19x3min
Exposure time total: 57min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis