Magellanic Cloud Images with Astrometry

I have gotten a number of requests for images of the Magellanic Clouds with astrometry. These usually come from people who would like to make figures for papers or proposals showing the location of their objects or observations in respect to the entire LMC or SMC. As such, I have made available the R band images displayed below.

These images were taken with the Parking Lot Camera ( Bothun, G. D., & Thompson, I. B. 1988, AJ, 96, 877) and presented by Kennicutt et al. 1995, AJ, 109, 594. The astrometric solution was provided by Joel Parker ( Parker et al. 1998, AJ, 116, 180). The FITS files were provided to me by Joel Parker. The images are in the TAN projection.

Large Magellanic Cloud Small Magellanic Cloud
R Band (FITS file) R Band (FITS file)

Those using these images should reference Bothun, G. D., & Thompson, I. B. 1988, AJ, 96, 877, Kennicutt et al. 1995, AJ, 109, 594, and Parker et al. 1998, AJ, 116, 180.


Karl D. Gordon
Last modified: Tue Dec 4 11:23:50 MST 2001