Detailed annotated view of a section of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Thisspectacular new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile reveals a celestial menagerie of different objects and phenomena in part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small companion galaxy to our own Milky Way. Many clusters are visible including an unusually young globular cluster and the remains of a brilliant supernovae explosion. A selection of objects are labelled and shown as enlarged cutouts.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1021b
Type:Observation
Release date:1 June 2010, 16:00
Related releases:eso1021
Size:5000 x 3078 px

About the Object

Name:LMC
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Distance:170000 light years

Image Formats

Large JPEG
7.8 MB
Screensize JPEG
363.9 KB

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrared
I
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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