The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC)

Posted by dcrowson
on Monday, February 1, 2021
The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC, NGC 292, PGC 3085 and others) is a dwarf irregular galaxy located approximately 195,694 (0.06 Mpc) light-years away in Tucana and Hydrus.

NGC 104 (47 Tucanae, Melotte 1, Faust 10 and others), to the right of the SMC, is a Shapley-Sawyer class III ( globular cluster located approximately 15,297 light-years away in Tucana.

NGC 362 (Melotte 4, Faust 127 and others), above the SMC, is also a class III globular cluster located approximately 29,354 light-years away in Tucana.

Luminance – 13x300s – 65 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 6x300s – 30 minutes each – binned 1x1

155 minutes total exposure – 2 hours 35 minutes

Imaged on December 15th and 18th, 2020 and January 8th, 2021 at the El Sauce Observatory – Telescope.Live (Rio Hurtado, Chile) with a FLI ML16200 using a Nikon lens f/2 200mm.

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