The Large Magellanic Cloud
The Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. It was low in the sky and there was mosture haze from the ocean when this image was made but both the LMC and the nearby Tarantula Nebula are clearly seen.
Date and location - Evening of 2008-02-05 at the Ensenada Lodge, Costa Rica. Equipment- Modified Canon 350D camera with 300mm lens on Astrotrack mount. Exposure-70 light and 40 dark frames at f/4 and ISO 1600 for 60s each with 20 flat frames added for calibration.Processing- Calibration, alignment, stacking and digital development in ImagesPlus. Some additional enhancement using Photoshop