Globular Cluster NGC1916 near N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This image is centered on the bright, rich and compact cluster (NGC 1916), located close to N119. 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.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9931f
Type:Observation
Release date:22 June 1999
Related releases:eso9931
Size:2303 x 2298 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1916
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Star Clusters

Image Formats

Large JPEG
2.2 MB
Screensize JPEG
580.2 KB

Wallpapers

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558.3 KB
1280x1024
832.1 KB
1600x1200
1.0 MB
1920x1200
1.1 MB
2048x1536
1.4 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):5 18 37.80
Position (Dec):-69° 24' 23.29"
Field of view:3.44 x 3.43 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° 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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