Supernova Remnant NGC 2060

Located in the direction of the constellation Dorado in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the resplendent object known as NGC 2060 is the aftermath of a supernova. These powerful explosions serve as the death knell for massive stars, blasting heated matter out into surrounding space at great speed.

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About the Image

Id:ngc2060-cc
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:18
Size:4440 x 5441 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2060
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 37.84
Position (Dec):-69° 5' 41.92"
Field of view:5.56 x 6.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical
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