LMC  -  Large Magellanic Cloud

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Object identification (4.4MB)

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: 2015-10-11 + 2015-10-12
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L  @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: Mosaic of two frames: each 50x2min
Exposure time total: 2 x 1h40min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Justin Kabaus, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl