British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community

NGC 2516 and the LMC


Expand image

About this observation
Nick James
Time of observation
04/01/2020 - 11:39
Large Magellanic Cloud
Observing location
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia
Fixed tripod, Sony A7s, 50mm f/1.8 lens
Undriven 18x5s, ISO 3200

I was near to the Siding Spring Observatory recently but was travelling light so only had a small tripod and my trusty Sony A7s. No space for a tracking drive. This is a stack of short exposures taken on a fixed tripod from the back of a motel about 2km from the centre of Coonabarabran. The lens is a relatively cheap Sony 50mm, f/1.8. This was taken at f/2.5 and the stars near the corner are a bit seagull shaped but not too bad. The bright star in the centre right on the top edge is Canopus. The limiting mag is around 13.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.