The Large Magellanic Cloud

A nearby irregular galaxy, the LMC is visible to the naked eye from the Southern Hemisphere and is a satellite to our own Galaxy. The large gaseous nebula is 30 Doradus, the Tarantula Nebula. From the CTIO Curtis Schmidt telescope, 1975.

Credit:

NOIRLab/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:noao-02332
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:2500 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:LMC
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 26 44.79
Position (Dec):-69° 0' 20.17"
Field of view:256.50 x 206.40 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.7° right of vertical

Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Ha
565 nm SMARTS 0.9-meter Telescope
Cassegrain