View FROM the LMC? (APOD 23 Jan 2006)

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View FROM the LMC? (APOD 23 Jan 2006)

Post by greg@lhoti.com » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:32 pm

I wonder what the Milky Way would look like from a planet in the Large Magellenic Cloud?

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Post by orin stepanek » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:32 am

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060123.html

I'm thinking it would a lot like Andromeda close up.

I don't know if it was ever discussed before; but, it the Milky way ever collided with another galaxy: that the Magellanic Clouds may be remnants from that interaction. In my perspective the clouds don't really look like developed galaxies. Are there other Small galaxies out there around other spiral galaxies similar to the Magellanic Clouds???

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Post by Empeda2 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:46 pm

I think there are - but remember the Milky is currently 'merging', or rather engulfing, the sagattarious dwarf galaxy as we speak...
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Post by BMAONE23 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:20 pm

http://www.imagehosting.us/index.php?ac ... nt=1123329
This is a likely possible view fron the LMC looking towards the Milky Way & Andromeda. Notice tiny Andromeda is at about the 11:00 position.

(SORRY, THE ABOVE LINK IS DOWN)

note: it is actually NGC 891 off the "Best of APOD galaxies" website
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/galaxy.html
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Post by BMAONE23 » Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:57 pm

This artists concept image is a great posible view from outside of the Milky Way

http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/2006 ... /print.jpg

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Post by astro_uk » Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:25 pm

Hi all, just thought I'd add these links, they list as far as I know all of the satellite galaxies of the Milky Way.

http://www.astro.uu.se/~ns/mwsat.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way' ... e_galaxies

To answer Orins question, there are many small galaxies observed around essentially all large galaxies, andromeda has even more than the MW

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda' ... e_galaxies

All of the small galaxies are the remnants of a much more populous group of small galaxies that have been absorbed into the larger galaxies as the Sagittarius dwarf is now.

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Post by harry » Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:13 am

Hello All

The LMC is about 180,000 light years away.

Using astros link,we see it from a few south east
http://www.astro.uu.se/~ns/mwsat.html

Meaning we would see it like , by using BMAONE link http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/galaxy.html

http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/n5005.html
or maybe
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/n4244.html
or maybe
http://www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/n4088.html

If one of you computer masters can rotate the galaxy image to be seen from a position of south east, maybe we could get a better image.

But! imagine it to be only 160,000 light years ways, it would fill the sky seeing it from SMC.
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Re: View FROM the LMC? (APOD 23 Jan 2006)

Post by Maddad » Tue May 08, 2007 8:55 pm

greg@lhoti.com wrote:I wonder what the Milky Way would look like from a planet in the Large Magellenic Cloud?
That was a fascinating question, so I spent some time looking it up. I wanted to know the diameter of the LMC because I already knew the diameter of our own galaxy, and could therefore get the relative size. In doing so I discovered that Wikipedia already answered the question.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Magellanic_Cloud
From a hypothetical planet in the LMC, the Milky Way would be a spectacular sight. The galaxy's total apparent magnitude would be -2.0—over 14 times brighter than the LMC appears to us on Earth—and it would span about 36° across the sky, which is the width of over 70 full moons. Furthermore, because of the LMC's high galactic latitude, an observer there would get an oblique view of the entire galaxy, free from the interference of interstellar dust that makes studying in the Milky Way's plane difficult from Earth.[10] The SMC would be about magnitude 0.6, substantially brighter than the LMC appears to us.
Oh, another page puts the Milky Way at 20 times the diameter of the LMC.
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