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Small Magellanic Cloud

NGC 292

Date:14.8.2004 Time:1:51 UT Exposure:30m
Field of View: 4.5o x 6.1o Emulsion:Kodak E200 Filter:none
Instrument:f=300mm 1/4.5 Place:Hakos, Namibia Observer:Till Credner

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The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is an irregular dwarf galaxy in the direct neighborhood of our own milky way. The distance is about 210,000 lightyears, about two times the diameter of the milky way disc. On the right hand side is the prominent globular star cluster 47 Tucanae (NGC 104).

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