Small Magellanic Cloud
January 25, 2005
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.
Topics: Tucana constellation, Magellanic Clouds, Local Group, Curtis Schmidt, Tucana, Dwarf galaxy, Large Magellanic Cloud, Small Magellanic Cloud, Galaxy, Milky Way