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About this Object

Object Name:

Starfield in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 38m 52s
Dec. -69D 14´ 09´´

Constellation:

Dorado

Distance:

The distance to the LMC is 168,000 light-years (51.4 kpc).

Dimensions:

The image is 2.7 arcminutes wide. At the distance of the LMC this corresponds to a width of 130 light-years.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

January 31, 1996 - February 1, 1996

Exposure Time:

7 hours

Filters:

Blue: F439W (B), Green: F547W(Stromgren y), Red: F814W (I) and F1024W

Colors:

Chromatically Ordered

Principal Astronomers:

S. Heap, E. Malumuth and P. Plait (Goddard Space Flight Center)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

December 4, 1999 1:00 a.m. (EST)

Orientation/Scale:

North is up, East is to the left of the image.