N 164 Nebula in the LMC

N 164, a bright nebula, the glow of which is caused by hot stars inside it. The heating of the gas by these stars increases the pressure and causes such nebulae to expand, pushing outwards against their surroundings. A careful look at this nebula reveals locations where the expansion is encountering resistance by denser clouds of gas, producing bright, thin rims. The sky field measures 3.6 x 3.5 arcmin. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0437e
Type:Observation
Release date:10 December 2004
Related releases:eso0437
Size:1744 x 1644 px

About the Object

Name:N 164
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 42.61
Position (Dec):-69° 6' 3.89"
Field of view:6.93 x 6.53 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.0° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

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

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