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.

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ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1021b
Type:Observation
Date de publication:1 juin 2010 16:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1021
Taille:5000 x 3078 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:LMC
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Distance:170000 années lumière
Catégorie:Galaxies

Image Formats

Grand JPEG
6,6 Mio
JPEG taille écran
360,0 Kio

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
Visible
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Visible
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrarouge
I
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI