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Magellanic Clouds

Magellanic Clouds are curious cloud-like masses of a milky white colour, which are seen in the southern heavens, the greater lying between R.A. 4 h. 40 m. and 6 h and N.P.D. 156° and 162°, and the lesser between R.A. 0 h. 28 m. and 1 h. 15 m., and N.P.D. 162° and 165°. The telescope reveals the fact that they contain not only stars as in the Milky Way - but also nebulae, the whole appearing as a dense mass at an enormous distance.