# photo | Detailed image of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Hardly anyone would argue with the fact that spaceincredibly beautiful. Thanks to powerful telescopes and the experience gained over hundreds of years, astronomers from all over the world manage to take detailed photos of distant galaxies and share them with all space lovers. At the beginning of 2019, the Hubble telescope captured the Triangle Galaxy in an incredible resolution of 665 million pixels, and now it is time for the Large Magellanic Cloud. The new photo can not boast of crazy size, but it is remarkable completely different property.

Creating a detailed image of the galaxythe group was engaged Ciel Austral of five amateur astronomers. They used the rented El Sauce Observatory Observatory in Chile as a tool for shooting, which can be remotely controlled. Like other fans of photographing the starry sky, they used the maximum shutter speed of the camera so that it could take as much light as possible and capture more details. Typically, photographers keep the shutter open for about an hour, but the team went on record and did it for 1060 hours.

In the end, they got a few photosfor bonding and processing which took them several months. The volume of data received by the telescope was 620 gigabytes, from which an image with a resolution of 204 million pixels was obtained. Subsequently, the photo was compressed up to 80 megabytes and uploaded to the Internet for viewing by everyone.

Large and Small Magellanic Clouds aregalaxies-satellites of the Milky Way. By ecumenical standards, they are not very far from us, about 163 thousand light years. According to the calculations of scientists, the Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud will collide in 2.4 billion years.

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