LMC Region near the Tarantula Nebula

Turbulent region around the ring-shaped nebula DEM L 299 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way system. It was produced by combining three monochromatic images obtained in December 2001 with the Wide-Field-Imager (WFI) at the ESO/MPG 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory. The sky field measures 33.3 x 33.0 arcmin ; the original pixel size (in the FullRes version) is 0.238 arcsec. North is up and East is left. The coloured rings seen near some of the brighter stars in the field result from light reflections in the telescope optics.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0437a
Type:Observation
Release date:10 December 2004
Related releases:eso0437
Size:8394 x 8308 px

About the Object

Name:DEM L 299
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 42 52.08
Position (Dec):-68° 56' 53.40"
Field of view:33.27 x 32.93 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
Oiii
Very Large Telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
WFI

 

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