The Large Magellanic Cloud

This ground-based image of the Large Magellanic Cloud was taken 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.

Credit:

÷ Eckhard Slawik (e.slawik@gmx.net)

About the Image

Id:heic0411d
Type:Observation
Release date:1 July 2004, 15:00
Related releases:heic0411
Size:2375 x 2122 px

About the Object

Name:Large Magellanic Cloud, LHA 120-N 11B, N11B
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:150000 light years
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Galaxies
Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 26 41.19
Position (Dec):-69° 11' 9.15"
Field of view:717.64 x 641.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.6° right of vertical

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