The Large Magellanic Cloud revealed by VISTA

ESO’s VISTA telescope reveals a remarkable image of the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of our nearest galactic neighbours. VISTA has been surveying this galaxy and its sibling the Small Magellanic Cloud, as well as their surroundings, in unprecedented detail. This survey allows astronomers to observe a large number of stars, opening up new opportunities to study stellar evolution, galactic dynamics, and variable stars.

Credit:

ESO/VMC Survey

About the Image

Id:eso1914a
Type:Observation
Release date:13 September 2019, 09:00
Related releases:eso1914
Size:28638 x 31985 px

About the Object

Name:LMC
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Constellation:Mensa
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 25 10.58
Position (Dec):-70° 4' 22.75"
Field of view:461.90 x 515.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.4° right of vertical

 

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