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SMC - Small Magellanic Cloud

Date: 08.10.2012, 09.10.2012 and 10.10.2012 
Ambient conditions: 23°C, transparency 5/5, seeing 5/5
Location: Crisopolis, Brazil

Telescope: FSQ-106EDX f/5
Mount: ASA DDM60
Camera: SXVF-M25C
Guiding: No guiding
Filters: IDAS LPS

Software: Maxim DL 5
FOV, Image scale: 153 x 101 arcmin, 3.03 arcs/pixel
Sub-exposures: 3 h 5 m (37 x 5 min) light frames
Calibration: Flats and Bias 

Maxim DL 5: Calibration, SDMask stacking
Images Plus 3.75: DDP
CS5: Curves, color enhancement with Gabany's method, Unsharp mask on galaxy structure

This was the first time we shot the Magellanic clouds. Being a part of everyone's life in the Southern Hemisphere, we were somehow proud to have the opportunity to make this picture.

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