Small Magellanic Cloud


About this image

The Small Magellanic Cloud is an irregular dwarf galaxy in the constellation Tucana, and is a satellite of our own Milky Way Galaxy. The SMC is visible to the naked eye from the southern hemisphere. CTIO 4-meter Blanco telescope image.

More: galaxies page.

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