Download Full Resolution (2048x1474) 2074KB9,261
[Public Domain] 8 Sep 2015 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
9,262 others viewed this post.
Move over Andromeda, here is the Large Magellanic Cloud – the biggest galaxy you can see with your naked eye besides the Milky Way. This is a quick (4 x 30s = 2m) of integration with a Canon L Series 200m lens @ f4 / ISO 3200. Tracking on EQ8 mount, piggyback. You can see the iconic tarantula nebula glowing in it’s characteristic green in the lower areas of this irregular shaped galaxy, a barred spiral distorted by gravitational forces.
This galaxy is so big, when I show it to people in the night sky sometimes they say “What? I thought that was a cloud!”
Keep looking up!
Download Full Resolution (2048x1474) 2074KB