Observation by Nick James: NGC 2516 and the LMC

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Nick James


Nick James


2020 Jan 04 - 11:39


2020 Jan 30 - 22:36


The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)

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Field centre

RA: 07h39m
Dec: -61°15'
Position angle: -57°17'

Field size

38° × 26°

  • Fixed tripod, Sony A7s, 50mm f/1.8 lens

Undriven 18x5s, ISO 3200


Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia

Target name

Large Magellanic Cloud


NGC 2516 and the LMC

About this image

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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