Optical photo of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Optical photo of the Large Magellanic Cloud

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Credit: REV. RONALD ROYER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Optical photograph of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small, irregular galaxy situated close to the south celestial pole & therefore visible only from the southern hemisphere (in this case Australia). It is a near neighbour of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This galaxy contains the largest emission nebula known in the Universe, the Tarantula Nebula.

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Keywords: amateur astrophoto, astronomy, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, irregular, large magellanic cloud, lmc, night sky, optical astronomy, science, southern hemisphere, stars, vis

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