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.
The brightest star visible on this image (at the tip of the fishhook) is a rare class called an erupting Luminous Blue Variable (LBV). This monstrous star (30 to 60 times as massive as the Sun) is in a very unstable, eruptive phase of its life.
About the Image
|Release date:||11 October 1996, 06:00|
|Size:||901 x 821 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation|
|Distance:||13 million light years|
Colours & filters
|439 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|469 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|656 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|