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NGC 2516 and the LMC

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

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