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About this Object

Object Name:

N44C

Object Description:

H II Region in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 22m 07.91s
Dec. -67 59' 12.95"

Constellation:

Dorado

Distance:

About 50 kiloparsecs (160,000 light-years)

Dimensions:

The image is roughly 2.7 arcminutes (126 light-years or 38 parsecs) across.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

November 13, 1996

Exposure Time:

1.3 hours  

Filters:

F502N ([O III]), F547M (Strömgren y),
F656N (H-alpha), F675W (R)

Principal Astronomers:

D. Garnett (U. Arizona), Y.-H. Chu (U. Illinois), V. Galarza (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

May 2, 2002

Orientation/Scale: