An LMC Superbubble

An LMC Superbubble
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An LMC Superbubble

In 1956, astronomer-astronaut Karl Henize created a catalogue of emission-line objects in the Magellanic Clouds. This complex, dubbed LHA120-N11 in that catalogue, is the second-largest star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud; its overall structure is that of a 'superbubble', roughly 1000 light-years across. The rich blues in this Hubble-palette image show that much of the gas is relatively highly ionized by the cluster of hot stars at the centre of the nebula, NGC 1761.

[Its major components are identified in the annotated version https://telescope.live/gallery/134]
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-1
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL9000
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
10/11-2019
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
SHO
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Pixinsight, Photoshop
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