Large Magellanic Cloud


The Large Magellanic Cloud (companion galaxy of our Milky Way).



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

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

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are well known southern hemisphere celestial objects. They are almost as bright in the sky as the Milky Way, and for much of the southern hemisphere are always above the horizon. The Magellanic Clouds are in fact companion galaxies of our own Milky Way galaxy, one day expected to merge and become one larger galaxy, a process which in some respects is already under way.

Shown in this photograph is the Large Magellanic Cloud in isolation, with the pink Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070) prominent. The Tarantula is an enormous nebula clomplex residing within the Large Magellanic Cloud. Think about that for a moment: what you are seeing here is a nebula in another galaxy. Through a telescope the Tarantula Nebula is quite spectacular. Through binoculars the whole Large Magellanic Cloud is just as spectacular.

As with all my prints, these are true long lasting photographic prints, individually prepared and signed by me the photographer. Each print is shipped with care information and identification label for framing

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