Finally … the Magellanic Clouds by eye!

During the last weekend I went hiking – albeit with a company of many astronomers! – a bit outside Santiago (we actually camp at Banos Colina in Cajon del Maipo). The mountain views were impressive, but during night I got another stunning view. As we were relaxing in the thermal pools we were starring the sky as the night came. And suddenly we spotted the Magellanic Clouds! Finally after so many years working with the Clouds I had the opportunity to gaze them visually. Simply amazing …

The following picture was taken mostly to verify their existence (and as … a memory!).

The Magellanic Clouds (Banos )

The Magellanic Clouds (Banos Colina, Cajon del Maipo, Santiago, Chile).

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