LMC snapped by the ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope

Astronomers used the ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope to capture this image of the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) galaxy in 1986.

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About the Image

Id:lmc-schmidt-1986-6000p
Type:Observation
Release date:16 February 2010, 15:14
Size:11432 x 12494 px

About the Object

Name:Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 29 9.86
Position (Dec):-69° 10' 41.17"
Field of view:242.21 x 264.71 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

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OpticalESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope

 

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