The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds
January 27, 2005
A wide-angle view which includes both of the Magellanic Clouds. The Large (LMC, on the right) and Small (SMC, to the left) Magellanic Clouds are irregular galaxies which are satellites to our own Milky Way Galaxy. The Magellanic Clouds are visible to the naked eye from the southern hemisphere.
Topics: Tucana constellation, Magellanic Clouds, Local Group, Hospitality Recreation, Environment, Irregular galaxy, Hubble sequence, Large Magellanic Cloud, Small Magellanic Cloud, Galaxy, Milky Way