Trip to South Africa

During my business trip to South Africa I was able to spend my weekend on a farm in Free State, far away from any light pollution. A perfect opportunity to observe the southern hemisphere sky. Unfortunately the weather was far from ideal: heavy winds and some cloud cover. However I managed to gather 4 hours of data. Here are the results: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and the Eta Carina region.

LMC

The Large Magellanic Cloud

Lens: Samyang 135mm f2 @ f2
Camera: Canon 6D, standard version
Mount: iOptron Sky Guider
Guiding: none
Exposure: 37x2min
Date: October 10th, 2015
Location: Reitz, South Africa

SMC

The Small Magellanic Cloud

Lens: Samyang 135mm f2 @ f2
Camera: Canon 6D, standard version
Mount: iOptron Sky Guider
Guiding: none
Exposure: 41x2min
Date: October 11th, 2015
Location: Reitz, South Africa

Eta_Carina

Eta Carina & Running Chicken, widefield

Lens: Samyang 135mm f2 @ f2
Camera: Canon 6D, standard version
Mount: iOptron Sky Guider
Guiding: none
Exposure: 21x2min
Date: October 10th, 2015
Location: Reitz, South Africa

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