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The credits and explanation for the parts of the image are as follows:

Top left corner
H-alpha image of NGC 300 from the ESO collection of images from WFI.
Middle top
The Anntennae from an image obtained with VIMOS on VLT.
Top right
The Milky Way near the Southern Cross . The image is taken from the Astronomical Picture of the Day and is copyright Greg Bock of the Southern Astronomical Society. Please follow the link for further information.
Middle left
NGC 1850, a (double) star forming region in the LMC. Image taken with FORS1 on the VLT UT1.
Middle right
NGC 300 Several Cepheids in NGC 300. See original image for details. Image taken with WFI on the MPG/ESO 2.2m.
Bottom left
A drawing(!) of the Milky Way. This is the famous Lund galaxy drawing made under the supervision of Knut Lundmark.
Bottom center
The Antlia Dwarf galaxy. Image from FORS1 on VLT UT1.
Bottom right
The open clusters M35 and NGC 2158. Image from Astronomy Picture of the day, copyright N. A. Sharp, National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy/National Science Foundation.
A schematic Hertzsprung-Russel diagram, tying all the different images together.