Swarm of Glittering Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has peered at a small area within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) to provide the deepest colour picture ever obtained in that satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9944a
Type:Observation
Release date:2 December 1999, 07:00
Size:1438 x 1452 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 05240-6948, Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:170000 light years
Category:Galaxies

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
547 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
Near-IR
1.024 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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