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Pieni Magellanin pilvi - 24.8.2019 at 23.00 Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia Observation number 86851

Visibility IV / V

Juha Ojanperä, Porin Karhunvartijat

A small Magellanic cloud, or NGC 292, observed with 10x50 binoculars. With binoculars, a small cloud of Magellan appears as a slightly kidney-bean-shaped mist from which two brightnesses can be distinguished at its northern end. However, the southern part of the galaxy appears to be the brightest part of the galaxy. At the eastern end of the galaxy, a brightness is observed that appears to be separate from the rest of the galaxy. A spherical set of 47 Tucanae appears on the west side of the fog, at the top of the image field.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • Pieni Magellanin pilvi
    • Näyttävä
  • Constellation
    • Tucana
  • Field of view
  • 390 arc minutes
  • Magnification
    • 10
  • Weather
    • Selkeää, tyyntä, kuiva ilma, +5C, SQM: 21.76
  • Darkness
    • Excellent
  • Seeing
    • Excellent
  • Galaxies
    • Irregular galaxy info

      Irregular galaxy is a stellar system without clear organized structure.

      Irregular galaxy IC 10 in Cassiopeia. Image Rauno Päivinen.

      Large Magellanic Cloud is the third nearest galaxy. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

Technical information

Visual observation, pencil drawing on a cardboard card, scanned and slightly retouched with Paint Sho Pro. Detection device: 10x50 binoculars

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