Magellanic Clouds above the Danish 1.54-metre telescope

The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds float overhead the Danish 1.54-metre telescope in this long-exposure image from the La Silla Observatory in Chile. A duo of irregular dwarf galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds are easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Rich in stars and interstellar gas and dust, the plane of the Milky Way glitters as it extends from behind the telescope.


P. Horálek/ESO

About the Image

Release date:7 September 2015, 14:50
Size:5407 x 3568 px

About the Object

Name:Danish 1.54-metre telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:La Silla

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