Detailed view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Thisspectacular new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile reveals a celestial menagerie of different objects and phenomena in part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small companion galaxy to our own Milky Way. Many clusters are visible including an unusually young globular cluster and the remains of a brilliant supernovae explosion. The field of view is about one degree across.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1021a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 May 2010, 16:13
Related releases:eso1021
Size:15983 x 15483 px

About the Object

Name:LMC, NGC 1978
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:180000 light years
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 30 36.36
Position (Dec):-66° 34' 11.58"
Field of view:63.42 x 61.44 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

 

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