Astronomers showed the 240-megapixel photo of the Large Magellanic Cloud

The large Magellanic Cloud could be called quasiclassical because it is a hundred times smaller than the milky Way and revolves around our galaxy like a yo-yo. Because it is at a distance of 163 000 light-years from Earth, you would think that would require a space telescope such as Hubble, or the huge Observatory, to give her should and show our world. But this 240-megapixel photo, a fragment of which you see above, and the full version can be found here, with an incredibly colorful detail, was made by a small group Ciel Austral using a telescope in Chile with a width of only 160 mm.

As you can see, it looks like our satellite galaxy amazing.

240 megapixels of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Ciel Austral is a team of five French Amateur astronomers (Jean-Claude Canon, Philip Bernard, Didier, Kaplan, Nicolas Outters and Laurent Burgon), which owns telescope in Northern Chile. 14400х14200 the image was made from nearly 4000 individual images, which took 1060 hours (6.3 weeks) exposure shots from July 2017 to January 2019. For stitching photos it took two computers and eight days and two months left to the processing of 620 gigabytes of data.

If you could teleport to the Magellanic Cloud, it wouldn’t look like the beautiful palette of colors above. Most of the image consists of false colors that show the different elements present in the image. Different colors represent hydrogen, sulphur and oxygen-3, emphasizing the gas cloud nebula high density, as it would be impossible on a standard image in visible light.

This picture shows the birth and death of stars and their effects, including supernova remnants, planetary nebulae and the formation of hot white stars. Along with improved color version, which uses filters to view of dust and gas, Ciel Austral also published narrow-band image, which gives a better idea of how the galaxy would look like in visible light.

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