The Large Magellanic Cloud

Noirlab_noao-02332_1024

noirlab_noao-02332 June 30th, 2020

Credit: NOIRLab/AURA/NSF

A nearby irregular galaxy, the LMC is visible to the naked eye from the Southern Hemisphere and is a satellite to our own Galaxy. The large gaseous nebula is 30 Doradus, the Tarantula Nebula. From the CTIO Curtis Schmidt telescope, 1975.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02332/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
LMC
Noirlab_noao-02332_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 26m 44.8s
DEC = -69° 0’ 20.2”
Orientation
North is 0.7° CW
Field of View
4.3 x 3.4 degrees
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
SMARTS 0.9-meter Telescope (Cassegrain) Optical (Ha) 565.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Noirlab_noao-02332_1280
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ID
noao-02332
Subject Category
Subject Name
LMC
Credits
NOIRLab/AURA/NSF
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:33:48
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02332/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
SMARTS 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
Cassegrain
Color Assignment
Band
Optical
Bandpass
Ha
Central Wavelength
565
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
81.68663784, -69.00560278
Reference Dimension
2500.0, 2000.0
Reference Pixel
1220.444692, 1209.111735
Scale
-0.00171, 0.00172
Rotation
-0.6622990471
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-02332
Metadata Date
2020-10-01T12:59:39.597705
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.