DEM L 297 Nebula in the LMC

DEM L 297 is a diffuse nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud that glows due to stars embedded in it. Its "divided" appearance is due to the presence of obscuring dust lanes. The sky field measures 6.5 x 5.7 arcsec. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0437f
Type:Observation
Release date:10 December 2004
Related releases:eso0437
Size:906 x 882 px

About the Object

Name:DEM L 297, Large Magellanic Cloud
Type:• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 42 10.17
Position (Dec):-68° 58' 1.20"
Field of view:3.59 x 3.50 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
340 nm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
Oiii
502 nm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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