Hubble view of the huge star formation region N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This broad vista of young stars and gas clouds in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). This region is named LHA 120-N 11, informally known as N11, and is one of the most active star formation regions in the nearby Universe. This picture is a mosaic of ACS data from five different positions and covers a region about six arcminutes across.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

About the Image

Id:heic1011a
Type:Observation
Release date:22 June 2010, 11:00
Related releases:heic1011
Size:7546 x 7418 px

About the Object

Name:LHA 120-N 11
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years

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435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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660 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
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658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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