Our neighboor galaxy, the LMC, is not really an irregular galaxy,it has a marked central bar and two little spiral arms. One of those arms can be seen in this photo. It took some overprocessing to show the spiral arm but I believe it is visible.
Several nebulas, clusters and of course the Tarantula nebula are also highlighted.
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The Milky Way and its stars reflected on a tidal pool in Patagonia.
At the Milky Way we can see Alpha and Beta Centauri and the dark patch of dust known as the coalsack nebula.
The large Magellan cloud can be seen to the left of the Milky Way and if you look carefully you will notice a small bright patch in the LMC: The Tarantula Nebula that is even visible with the naked eye from very dark skies.
The landscape is a little blurry because a tracking device was used for the stars.
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A 50% moon rising with colors enhanced to show the different materials in the lunar surface. These are real colors! I just popped them up, see? The photo is a mosaic where each panel is also a stack of several photos, more than 200 photos were used for the final 92 megapixel image.
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