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.



About the Image

Release date:1 June 2010, 16:00
Related releases:eso1021
Size:5000 x 3078 px

About the Object

Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Distance:170000 light years

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