The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a small spiral galaxy about 7000 light years in diamater and is one of our near neighbours. At ‘only’ around 200,000 light years distance, it shines brightly in the southern sky and is clearly visible to the naked eye even in moderately ligh polluted skies.
This image ~ RA 1h 2m, Dec -72deg 2′.
Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount.
Orion Short Tube 80mm guide scope & auto guider – PHD2.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector & UHC-S ‘nebula’ filter.
Nikon D5300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
59 x 200 sec ISO 800 over two nights.
Pixinsight & Photoshop
9 September 2015 & 11 October 2015 ( processed 11 Oct 2015 ) via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1Qr6uAD