The star formation region NGC 2035 imaged by the ESO Very Large Telescope

The Large Magellanic Cloud is one of the closest galaxies to our own. Astronomers have now used the power of the ESO’s Very Large Telescope to explore NGC 2035, one of its lesser known regions, in great detail. This new image shows clouds of gas and dust where hot new stars are being born and are sculpting their surroundings into odd shapes. But the image also shows the effects of stellar death —  filaments created by a supernova explosion (left).

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1348a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 November 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1348
Size:3438 x 3445 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2035
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 31.13
Position (Dec):-67° 35' 3.71"
Field of view:7.24 x 7.26 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical
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BandTelescope
Optical
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Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
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Very Large Telescope
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Optical
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Very Large Telescope
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FORS2
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Very Large Telescope
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