Wide-field view of part of the Large Magellanic Cloud

This wide-field view shows a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud, centred on the unusual globular cluster NGC 1978.The image was created from photographs in red and blue light taken from the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is 2.9 degrees across.

Credit:

ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1021c
Type:Observation
Release date:1 June 2010, 16:00
Related releases:eso1021
Size:15248 x 11992 px

About the Object

Name:LMC, NGC 1978
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 30 21.25
Position (Dec):-66° 12' 42.46"
Field of view:256.25 x 201.60 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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