The Magellanic Clouds (LMC & SMC)

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Object data of LMC (Large Magellanic Cloud)

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

Object data of SMC (Small Magellanic Cloud = NGC 292)

Object type: dwarf galaxy (SBm)
Size: 319' x 205'
Magnitude: 2.8 mag
Constellation: Tuc
Distance: 200,000 Ly

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-05
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G @ f/3.5
Camera: Nikon Df (ISO400)
Mount: Astrophysics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 7x3min
Exposure time total: 21min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis

Captured near horizon