Nestled in the middle of New Zealand, a rare sight for a North American – the Large Magellanic Cloud. To the naked eye it looks like God smeared his greasy finger across the sky. This half formed galaxy orbits the Milky Way at a distance of 160,000 light-years with a diameter of 14,000 Ly. That's a damn big finger.
A little bonus shot of the galactic core. 50mm, 2400ISO, 20 seconds @ f1.2. Check out those nebulae.