LHA 120-N55 in the constellation of Dorado

This chart shows all the naked eye stars in the far-southern constellation of Dorado (The Dolphin Fish) and also indicates the outline of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small nearby galaxy. The position of the star formation region LHA 120-N55 is marked. This gas cloud is very faint to be seen visually, but the hot young stars with which it is associated are easier to spot.


ESO/IAU and Sky & Telescope

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Release date:18 May 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1616
Size:3338 x 3335 px

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Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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