The HII region LHA 120-N 180B in the constellation Mensa

This chart shows the location of the HII region LHA 120-N 180B in the constellation of Mensa (The Table Mountain). Mensa is the only constellation named after a geographical feature on Earth — it was named after Table Mountain in South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope by by French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille. This map includes most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and the region of sky shown in this image is indicated.

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ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1903d
Type:Artwork
Release date:6 February 2019, 17:00
Related releases:eso1903
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About the Object

Name:LHA 120-N 180B
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky
Category:Illustrations

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