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Large Magellanic Cloud

Date:9.6.1994 Time:23.58 UT Exposure:60m
Field of View: Emulsion:Scotchchrome 400 Filter:none
Instrument:f=100mm 1/2.8 Place: Cerro Tololo Observer:S. Kohle

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many thanks to Stefan Korth and Bernd Koch for instrumentation !

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 is a giant star-forming region, also called the "Tarantula".

This image was used as background for the Workshop The Magellanic Clouds and other Dwarf Galaxies.