Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)

160 min.
Zeiss Milvus 85mm/1.4
Astro Physics GTO 1200
Canon EOS R

Constellation Dorado
Ra 05h 23m 34s
Dec -69° 45´ 22"

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way at a distance of about 160.000 lightyears. The LMC is the second closest galaxy to the Milky Way after the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal. With a declination of about -70 degree, the LMC is visible as a faint "cloud" from the southern hemisphere. It straddles the constellation Dorado and Mensa and has an apparent length of about 10 degree to the naked eye (20 times the moon diameter.

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