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About this Object

Object Name:

LMC N 63A

Object Description:

Supernova Remnant

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 35m 43s
Dec. -66° 02' 32"

Constellation:

Dorado

Distance:

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

Dimensions:

This image is 1.4 arcminutes (68 light-years or 21 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image is a composite of archived Hubble observations from proposal 6698 by Y.-H. Chu, R. Williams, J. Dickel , A. Caulet, and R. Klinger (University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign), and E.Gotthelf (Columbia Astrophysics Lab); and proposal 8110 by Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign), D. Bomans (Universitat Bochum, Astronomisches Institut), G. Garcia-Segura (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), A. Laval (Observatoire de Marseille), S. Points (Cerro Tololo Interamerican Obs.), M. Rosado (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), K. Weis (Universitat Bochum, Astronomisches Institut), and H. Yang (Rice University). The main science team is composed of Y.-H. Chu, R. Williams, and J. Dickel (University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

October 8, 1997 and September 12, 2000

Exposure Time:

1.3 hours

Filters:

F502N ([O III]), F656N (Ha), F673N ([S II])

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

June 7, 2005

Orientation/Scale: