N11B's position in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This panel is composed of three images of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) with increasing magnification. To the upper left is a ground-based image take by the German astrophotographer Eckhard Slawik. It spans 10 x 10 degrees. Just to the left of the middle of this image the largest star-forming region in the Local Group of galaxies, 30 Doradus, is seen as a red patch. N11B itself is seen in the upper right part of the LMC. The rectangle indicates the field of the Digitized Sky Survey 2 image.

To the upper right is a ground-based image zoomed closer on N11B in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The image spans a square of one degree and was constructed from two images from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 taken through infrared and red filters (shown as blue and red respectively). The frame indicates the field of Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 seen at the bottom of the panel.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)/HEIC, Eckhard Slawik and Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Image

Id:heic0411b
Type:Collage
Release date:1 July 2004, 15:00
Related releases:heic0411
Size:6563 x 2302 px

About the Object

Name:LHA 120-N 11B, N11B
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:150000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
Oiii
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Pseudogreen (Oiii + H-alpha)
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
DSS

Notes: The left picture was taken taken by German astrophotographer Eckhard Slawi. The middle image is from the DSS, and the right was captured by the HST.


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