Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC)

by on Mar.27, 2016, under Image Gallery


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The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), located 163,000 light-years from Earth, is a dwarf galaxy that can be observed mainly from our Southern Hemisphere.  This galaxy spans 10,000 light-years across and contains some 30 billion stars.  Located in the constellation of Tucana, the SMC is known for its HII regions, supernova remnants, and young star clusters.

Data acquired by: Ryan Hannahoe
H-alpha, RGB composite: 35 hours
Equipment used:
Takahashi FSQ106, STX 16803 CCD
Location: Fair Dinkum Skies Observatory, Moorook – Australia

Data acquired by: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo
Equipment used:
Astro-Physics AP130 EDF GT, Canon 6D
Location: Pampas – Argentina

Data processed by: Robert Gendler

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