Bubbles of Brand New Stars

This dazzling region of newly-forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The relatively small amount of dust in the LMC and MUSE’s acute vision allowed intricate details of the region to be picked out in visible light.

Credit:

ESO, A McLeod et al.

About the Image

Id:eso1903a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 February 2019, 17:00
Related releases:eso1903
Size:2344 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:LHA 120-N 180B
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Mensa
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 48 50.03
Position (Dec):-70° 3' 21.23"
Field of view:7.82 x 8.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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