Large Magellanic Cloud (The Biggest Galaxy Near Us...)

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Large Magellanic Cloud (The Biggest Galaxy Near Us...)

[Public Domain] 8 Sep 2015 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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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!

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