Lairge Magellanic Clood

The Lairge Magellanic Clood (LMC) is a satellite galaxy o the Milky Way.[5]

Lairge Magellanic Cloud
The Lairge Magellanic Cloud
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Richt ascension05h 23m 34.5s[1]
Declination−69° 45′ 22″[1]
Distance163.0 kly (49.97 kpc)[2]
Size (ly)14,000 ly in diameter
(~4.3 kpc)[3]
Apparent dimensions (V)10.75° × 9.17°[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)0.9[1]
Ither designations
LMC, ESO 56- G 115, PGC 17223,[1] Nubecula Major[4]
See an aa: Galaxy, Leet o galaxies


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for Large Magellanic Cloud. Retrieved 2006-10-29.
  2. Pietrzyński, G; D. Graczyk; W. Gieren; I. B. Thompson; B. Pilecki; A. Udalski; I. Soszyński; et al. (7 March 2013). "An eclipsing-binary distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud accurate to two per cent". Nature. 495 (7439): 76–79. arXiv:1303.2063. Bibcode:2013Natur.495...76P. doi:10.1038/nature11878. PMID 23467166.
  3. "Magellanic Cloud." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2009. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 30 Aug. 2009.
  4. Buscombe, William, v.7 (1954). "Astronomical Society of the Pacific Leaflets, The Magellanic Clouds". Astronomical Society of the Pacific Leaflets. 7: 9. Bibcode:1954ASPL....7....9B.CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link)
  5. Shattow, Genevieve; Loeb, Abraham (2009). "Implications of recent measurements of the Milky Way rotation for the orbit of t". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters. 392: L21. arXiv:0808.0104. Bibcode:2009MNRAS.392L..21S. doi:10.1111/j.1745-3933.2008.00573.x.

Coordinates:   05h 23m 34.5s, −69° 45′ 22″