Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite of our own Galaxy, is visible to the naked eye from the southern hemisphere. Because of its proximity, it can be studied in detail, and provides valuable insight into all galactic processes, especially by comparison to our own Galaxy. The most prominent gaseous nebula in the LMC is 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula nebula (qv). CTIO Curtis Schmidt telescope photograph.

Credit:
NOIRLab/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:noao-2123
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:2976 x 1970 px

About the Object

Name:LMC
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 37 20.58
Position (Dec):-68° 30' 4.46"
Field of view:232.13 x 153.66 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 178.3° right of vertical