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SMC and 47 Tucanae


The Small Magellanic Cloud is the smaller of the Milky Way's two largest satellite galaxies. Pink emission nebulae appear throughout this irregular galaxy, which is ten times farther away than globular cluster 47 Tucanae.

Astro-Physics 105mm (4.1 inch) refractor at f/4.5. Three fourteen-minute exposures on gas-hypersensitized Kodak Pro 400 PPF color-negative film. The field is approximately 3° x 4½° centered at 00h 45m, -72° 48'. North is up. Photographed from near Vicuña, Chile. ©1998

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