Postcard from the Universe – The Tarantula from Hawaiʻi

OK… It is a crappy astrophoto.

But it does prove one thing, you can see the Large Magellanic Cloud from Mauna Kea… Barely.

The photo was taken from the Mauna Kea VIS parking lot as the LMC rose above the slopes of Mauna Loa. As the object skirted the distant ridge line I shot a dozen frames with the 60D and the TV-76mm scope. The resulting photo is nothing to be proud of, I expected it to be pretty bad when I shot it. It was taken simply to prove the point.

Tarantula NGC2070

The Tarantula Nebula, NGC2070, rising above the slopes of Mauna Loa

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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