Star-Forming Region in Galaxy NGC 2366

Clusters of stars and a fishhook-shaped cloud of luminescent gases glow brilliantly in NGC 2363, a giant star-forming region in the Magellanic galaxy NGC 2366. Even though the nebula is 10 million light-years away, the Hubble Space Telescope resolves details comparable to such nebulae in our own galaxy. This region is as bright as the gigantic 30 Doradus nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way.

Credit:

Laurent Drissen, Jean-Rene Roy, Carmelle Robert, Yvan Dutil, CHFT and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9631a
Type:Observation
Release date:11 October 1996, 06:00
Size:800 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2363, NGC 2366
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:13 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
B
469 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: The Hubble observation data refers to the right image.


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