Digitized Sky Survey image around the HII region LHA 120-N 180B

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.

The image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, and shows the region surrounding LHA 120-N 180B, visible at the centre of the image.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1903c
Type:Observation
Release date:6 February 2019, 17:00
Related releases:eso1903
Size:12841 x 12768 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 49.13
Position (Dec):-70° 3' 52.84"
Field of view:215.65 x 214.42 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.5° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
825 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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