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Hubble Studies Generations of Star Formation in Neighboring Galaxy


Ground-based image of LMC N11

An image of N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, taken with the Curtis Schmidt telescope at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory as part of the Magellanic Clouds Emission-Line Survey (MCELS). These data were taken by Claudio Aguilera, Sean Points, and Chris Smith (CTIO), who is also the lead investigator of the MCELS project.

Three separate exposures in the light of hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen were used to produce this color image. The green outline indicates the extent of the image made by Hubble.





 

This image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 using
filters that isolate light emitted by oxygen and hydrogen gas.