The glowing gas cloud LHA 120-N55 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

In this image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), light from blazing blue stars energises the gas left over from the stars’ recent formation. The result is a strikingly colourful emission nebula, called LHA 120-N55, in which the stars are adorned with a mantle of glowing gas. Astronomers study these beautiful displays to learn about the conditions in places where new stars develop.

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O slici

Id:eso1616a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:18. maj 2016. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1616
Veličina:1694 x 1776 px

O objektu

Naziv:LHA 120-N 55
Tip:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Udaljenost:160000 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Dorado
Kategorija:Nebulae

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Koordinate

Position (RA):5 32 18.29
Position (Dec):-66° 26' 15.73"
Field of view:7.12 x 7.46 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.0°levo od vertikale