Bubbles of Brand New Stars

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eso_eso1903a February 6th, 2019

Credit: ESO, A McLeod et al.

This dazzling region of newly-forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument on ESOs Very Large Telescope. The relatively small amount of dust in the LMC and MUSEs acute vision allowed intricate details of the region to be picked out in visible light.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1903a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
LHA 120-N 180B
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 48m 50.0s
DEC = -70° 3’ 21.2”
Orientation
North is 180.2° CCW
Field of View
-7.8 x -8.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Mensa

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (OIII) 500.0 nm
Arrow_left_yellow Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_yellow
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1903a
Subject Category
C.4.1.2  
Subject Name
LHA 120-N 180B
Credits
ESO, A McLeod et al.
Release Date
2019-02-06T17:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1903a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
MUSE, MUSE, MUSE
Color Assignment
Blue, Yellow, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
OIII, H-alpha, SII
Central Wavelength
500, 656, 673
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
87.2084521019, -70.0558963207
Reference Dimension
2344.0, 2400.0
Reference Pixel
1172.0, 1200.0
Scale
5.55799202354e-05, -5.55799202354e-05
Rotation
180.19999999999979
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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1903a
Metadata Date
2019-01-23T16:22:55+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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