Small Magellanic Cloud and Comet Catalina

The Small Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy, in the far southern constellation of Tucanae. It also shows globular clusters 47-Tucanae and NGC 362 (much further away); and two large open clusters within the SMC itself, NGC 371 and NGC 346.

2015-08-08 SMC 10x10sec-200mm-f2-8-iso6400
2015-08-08 SMC 10x10sec 200mm f2.8 ISO6400

Another capture of Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) a few degrees above the SMC at the time – and slightly brighter than the previous image I took. The motionof the comet against the stars is obvious over the fourteen minutes of this exposure.

2015-08-08 Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina 81x10sec 200mm f2-8 ISO3200
2015-08-08 Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) 81x10sec 200mm f2-8 ISO3200

All images © R.Powell

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