Detail of N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This image shows N119 in detail. N119 is an "H II region" in the LMC. The most remarkable characteristic is its pronounced spiral shape that is reminiscent of a barred spiral galaxy. It is quite large, about 400 x 600 light-years, and it is situated at the northern side of the stellar bar of the Large Magellanic Cloud, near the centre of rotation of the neutral hydrogen in this galaxy. It is this bar that is responsible for the much higher star density in the lower half of the full-field photo.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9931d
Type:Observation
Release date:22 June 1999
Related releases:eso9931
Size:2303 x 2307 px

About the Object

Name:N 119
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 18 24.19
Position (Dec):-69° 15' 1.45"
Field of view:11.42 x 11.44 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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