The Large Magellanic Cloud
January 27, 2005
A nearby irregular galaxy, the LMC is visible to the naked eye from the Southern Hemisphere and is a satellite to our own Galaxy. The large gaseous nebula is 30 Doradus, the Tarantula Nebula. From the CTIO Curtis Schmidt telescope, 1975.
Topics: Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation, Magellanic Clouds, Hodge 301, Tarantula Nebula, H II region, Mensa constellation, Nebula, Galaxy, Local Group, Technology Internet