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Dorado

Goldfish
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Dorado, the Goldfish, is a small constellation located south of Caelum and north of Mensa between Pictor and Horologium.
While the main stars in Dorado are fairly dim, Dorado contains many galaxies and features the Large Megellanic Cloud (LMC), a companion galaxy to the Milky Way that is clearly visible to the naked eye. The LMC spans over 10 degrees, nearly twenty times the size of the full Moon.
Dorado is the 72nd largest constellation covering 179 square degrees and is the 62nd brightest constellation. Dorado reaches opposition on December 10.