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

Sobre a imagem

Id:eso1021b
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:1 de Junho de 2010 às 16:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1021
Tamanho:5000 x 3078 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:LMC
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Distância:170000 anos-luz
Categoria:Galaxies

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