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Clouds of Magellan

Map 22: South Polar 1
Eridanus to Centaurus
This map contains two spectacular objects — the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) in Dorado and the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) in Tucana. They received their names because one of the first Northern Hemisphere inhabitants to describe the clouds was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1519, during his circumnavigation of the world.

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