Hubble Space Telescope Images of a Bright Star in the Large Magellanic Cloud

The three panels show images of a very bright (Wolf-Rayet) star, Melnick 34, located in the giant star-forming region called 30 Doradus in the Large Magellanic Cloud. In the background are a number of fainter stars that are comparable in brightness to our Sun.

[Left] Ground Based View

Credit:

NASA & ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9405a
Type:Collage
Release date:13 January 1994, 06:00
Size:932 x 453 px

About the Object

Name:Melnick 34
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
• X - Stars Images/Videos
• X - Miscellaneous Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: The left image was captured by a ground-based observatory.


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