N11B's position in the Large Magellanic Cloud
This panel is composed of three images of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) with increasing magnification. To the upper left is a ground-based image take by the German astrophotographer Eckhard Slawik. It spans 10 x 10 degrees. Just to the left of the middle of this image the largest star-forming region in the Local Group of galaxies, 30 Doradus, is seen as a red patch. N11B itself is seen in the upper right part of the LMC. The rectangle indicates the field of the Digitized Sky Survey 2 image.
To the upper right is a ground-based image zoomed closer on N11B in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The image spans a square of one degree and was constructed from two images from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 taken through infrared and red filters (shown as blue and red respectively). The frame indicates the field of Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 seen at the bottom of the panel.
About the Image
|Release date:||1 July 2004, 15:00|
|Size:||6563 x 2302 px|
About the Object
|Name:||LHA 120-N 11B, N11B|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation|
|Distance:||150000 light years|
Colours & filters
|502 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
Pseudogreen (Oiii + H-alpha)
|Hubble Space Telescope|
|656 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
Notes: The left picture was taken taken by German astrophotographer Eckhard Slawi. The middle image is from the DSS, and the right was captured by the HST.