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About this Object

Object Name:

DEM L 106

Object Description:

H II Region and Reflection Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 13m 44.90s
Dec. -67° 27' 56.44"




The distance to the LMC is roughly 160,000 light-years (50 kpc).


The image is 1.25 arcminutes wide. At the distance of the LMC, this corresponds to 59 light-years (18 parsecs).

About the Data



Exposure Dates:

November 14, 1998; October 18, 2001

Exposure Time:

1.7 hours


F439W (B), F502N ([O III]), F555W (V), F656N (H-alpha), F673N ([S II]), F814W (I)

Principal Astronomers:

M.S. Oey (Lowell Obs.), J. English (U. Manitoba) and The Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, and T. Royle (STScI)

Y.-H. Chu and C.-H. Chen (U. Illinois), C. Danforth (JHU), B. Dunne and R. Gruendl (U. Illinois), Y. Nazé (Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique, Belgium), and S. Points (Northwestern U.)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

December 5 , 2002