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Large Magellanic Cloud

Date:22.8.2004 Time:3:18 UT Exposure:27m
Field of View:7.0o x 10.2o Emulsion:Kodak E200 Filter:none
Instrument:f=180mm 1/4.0 Place:Hakos, Namibia Observer:Till Credner

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The Large Magellanic Cloud is the most massive "dwarf" galaxy (among others, e.g. the SMC) moving around our Milky Way. The bright red knot on the left hand side is a giant star-forming region, also called the "Tarantula".

LMC and SMC together