I imaged the satellite of the Milky Way from Namibia during my 2016 visit. I acquired 21×2 min, ISO 800 with a cheap 50 mm f/1.8 dialed to f/2.2, with the Canon 1100D mod, from the HEQ5 mount. The considerably orange background is no light pollution, it is airglow.
The other prominent objects are 47 Tuc cluster: C 106, NGC 104 [globular cluster in Tuc] 47 Tuc 4m ø50′ [wiki] [simbad] 750mm and another, fainter globular cluster, the C 104, NGC 362 [globular cluster in Tuc] 6.8m ø12.9′ [wiki] [simbad] 750mm. The brighest patch in the SMC is the open cluster and associated nebulosity NGC 346 [open cluster+nebula in Tuc] 10.3m ø14′ [wiki] [simbad] [photo-planner], which is actually located in that galaxy. (tovább…)