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Small Magellanic Cloud

Small Magellanic Cloud

One of the farthest objects you can see with your bare eyes. Friendly extra-galactic neighbor, passing by. Together with its larger counterpart the LMC these galaxies dominate the lower half of the sky in southerly direction. Viewed from Tivoli Southern Guest Farm, they are (barely) […]

NGC 6744

NGC 6744

Deep in the southern sky lurks a Milky Way analog, seen from a distance. It's called NGC 6744. One of the nice things about using a short and fast refractor is the ability to capture a whole blob of the sky at once, while at […]

Sculptor Galaxy

Sculptor Galaxy

Just a few arcminutes over the border of Cetus lies one of the brightest galaxies of the southern sky, the Silver Dollar galaxy in Sculptor. With its declination of -25° it is still visible for most of the norther hemisphere, although for best observing it […]

Blue Pixiedust

Blue Pixiedust

The southern crown is one of the smallest constellations, but harbors one of the nicest fields in the sky. In the center lies the Coronet Cluster, a small, nearby (400ly) star forming region containing a handful of bright, young stars whose blue light reflect off […]

Fornax Cluster

Fornax Cluster

As soon as dusk fell during my trip to Namibia in august '16 all attention would be on the majestic milky way, about to pass overhead. The combined light of billions of sun-like stars, shining overhead, lightens up the sky so brightly that it casts […]

ω Centauri

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ω Centauri

The brightest and the biggest of 'm all! Ranked at the top, ω Centauri has the largest apparent brightness and size of all globular clusters, shining with an integrated magnitude 3.68 spread out over its 55' elongated disc. It shares the top together with 47 […]