The Large Magellanic Cloud

Posted by kiwiastro
on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Visible to the unaided eye in the Southern Hemisphere. At nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, around our galaxy. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a number of colors, visible in this image. Canon 6D + 200mm f/2.8 lens on iOptron skytracker Pro - 10 subs @ iso2500 x 50secs. Bay of Islands / New Zealand.

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