Detail of N119 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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eso_eso9931e June 22nd, 1999

Credit: ESO

This image shows N119 in detail. N119 is an "H II region" in the LMC. The most remarkable characteristic is its pronounced spiral shape that is reminiscent of a barred spiral galaxy. It is quite large, about 400 x 600 light-years, and it is situated at the northern side of the stellar bar of the Large Magellanic Cloud, near the centre of rotation of the neutral hydrogen in this galaxy. It is this bar that is responsible for the much higher star density in the lower half of the full-field photo.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9931e/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
N 119
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula » Appearance » Emission » H II Region
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 19m 1.1s
DEC = -69° 10’ 7.0”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
6.7 x 6.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (H-alpha) -
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ID
eso9931e
Subject Category
C.4.2.1.1  
Subject Name
N 119
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9931e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance to LMC in light years.
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
79.7545516631, -69.1686003968
Reference Dimension
2303.0, 2195.0
Reference Pixel
1151.0, 1097.0
Scale
-4.83345325037e-05, 4.83345325037e-05
Rotation
0.040000000000000063
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso9931e
Metadata Date
2009-01-07T15:32:58+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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