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.

Credit:

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
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:180000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 32 53.63
Position (Dec):-67° 18' 0.47"

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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