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Ngc 292 - Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC)

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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dwarf galaxy (SBm)
319’ x 205’
+ 2.8 mag
Tuc
200 000 light years
2015-10-10
Hacienda los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Astrotrac TT320X
78x2 min
156 min
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EOS 6D (ISO 1600)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Justin Kabaus) Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC = NGC 292 = Nubecula minor) is an irregular dwarf galaxy. It has a total mass of approximately 7 billion times the mass of the Sun. At a distance of about 200,000 lightyears, it is one of the Milky Way's nearest neighbors. The SMC forms a pair with the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), which lies a further 20 degrees to the east (not visible in the above image). The bright globular cluster visible in the above image is NGC 104, also known as 47 Tuc. With a distance of 17,000 lightyears, NGC 104 is 10 times nearer than NGC 292.
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