N70 Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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eso_eso9948d November 17th, 1999

Credit: ESO

This image shows a three-colour composite of the N 70 nebula. It is a "Super Bubble" in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way system, located in the southern sky at a distance of about 160,000 light-years. This photo is based on CCD frames obtained with the FORS2 instrument in imaging mode in the morning of November 5, 1999. N 70 is a luminous bubble of interstellar gas, measuring about 300 light-years in diameter. It was created by winds from hot, massive stars and supernova explosions and the interior is filled with tenuous, hot expanding gas. An object like N70 provides astronomers with an excellent opportunity to explore the connection between the life-cycles of stars and the evolution of galaxies. Very massive stars profoundly affect their environment. They stir and mix the interstellar clouds of gas and dust, and they leave their mark in the compositions and locations of future generations of stars and star systems.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9948d/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
N 70 N 70 Superbubble
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 43m 16.2s
DEC = -67° 50’ 54.2”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
6.7 x 6.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue VLT (FORS2) Optical (B) 429.0 nm
Green VLT (FORS2) Optical (V) 554.0 nm
Red VLT (FORS2) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
eso9948d
Subject Category
C.4  
Subject Name
N 70, N 70 Superbubble
Credits
ESO
Release Date
1999-11-17T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9948d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
FORS2, FORS2, FORS2
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
429, 554, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
85.8173585977, -67.8483778009
Reference Dimension
1997.0, 1996.0
Reference Pixel
1129.42314911, 971.399899144
Scale
-5.591584e-05, 5.591584e-05
Rotation
-0.01314491697
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
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso9948d
Metadata Date
2016-07-20T14:09:12+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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