Gaseous Streamers Flutter in Stellar Breeze

N44C is the designation for a region of ionized hydrogen gas surrounding an association of young stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a nearby, small companion galaxy to the Milky Way visible from the Southern Hemisphere. N44C is part of the larger N44 complex, which includes young, hot, massive stars, nebulae, and a 'superbubble' blown out by multiple supernova explosions.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0212a
Type:Observation
Release date:9 May 2002, 06:00
Size:1460 x 1502 px

About the Object

Name:LMC N44C
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distance:150000 light years
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 22 6.95
Position (Dec):-67° 59' 8.40"
Field of view:2.42 x 2.49 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 87.7° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
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547 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
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502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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