Small Magellanic Cloud

The Small Magellanic Cloud is an irregular dwarf galaxy in the constellation Tucana, and is a satellite of our own Milky Way Galaxy. The SMC is visible to the naked eye from the southern hemisphere. CTIO Curtis Schmidt telescope photograph.

Credit:

NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-6051
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:2982 x 1946 px

About the Object

Name:SMC
Constellation:Tucana
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 41 2.47
Position (Dec):-72° 36' 17.35"
Field of view:164.07 x 108.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 5.7° right of vertical