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: 2015-10-13 + 2015-10-16
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G @ f/3.5
Camera: Nikon Df (ISO 800)
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO
Exposure time: 52x5min
Exposure time total: 4h20min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Bernhard Hubl, Justin Kabaus, Christoph Kaltseis)

Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner