Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud, companion galaxy of our Milky Way.

The Large Magellanic Cloud, companion galaxy of our Milky Way.

A common site in the southern hemisphere night sky, the Large Magellanic Cloud is a companion galaxy of our Milky Way. Visually in the night sky the LMC as it is known appears quite large and, away from light pollution, quite bright and obvious. This photograph was taken recently at a regular astronomy camp run by the Astronomical Society of Western Australia. The forecast was for mostly cloudy conditions and we did indeed get some much needed rain, but I was still able to make the most of the relaxing weekend capturing a bunch of photographs, this being one of them. Buy prints of the Large Magellanic Cloud or request it on a Photo Block.