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Superbubble LHA 120-N 44 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

ESO’s Very Large Telescope has been used to obtain this view of the nebula LHA 120-N 44 surrounding the star cluster NGC 1929. Lying within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way, this region of star formation features a colossal superbubble of material expanding outwards due to the influence of the cluster of young stars at its heart that sculpts the interstellar landscape and drives forward the nebula’s evolution.

Credit:

ESO/Manu Mejias

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About the Image

Id:eso1125a
Type:Observation
Release date:20 July 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1125
Size:1781 x 2018 px

About the Object

Name:LHA 120-N 44, NGC 1929
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 22 7.93
Position (Dec):-67° 56' 14.12"
Field of view:5.97 x 6.77 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Oiii
500 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
Heii
467 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
Hei
587 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
H-alpha
660 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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