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About this Object

Object Name:

N132D

Object Description:

Supernova Remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 25m 01s.40
Dec. -69° 38' 31"

Constellation:

Dorado

Distance:

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

Dimensions:

This image is 3.2 arcminutes (148 light-years or 45 parsecs) across.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST proposal 12001: J.C. Green (Univ. of Colorado), J.A. Morse (NASA-GSFC), J.M. Shull, T.P. Snow, and J.T. Stocke (Univ. of Colorado), J.L. Linsky (JILA/Univ. of Colorado/NIST), K.R. Brownsberger, D.C. Ebbets, E. Wilkinson (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.), S.R. Heap (NASA-GSFC), C. Leitherer (STScI), B.D. Savage (Univ. of Wisconsin), O.H. Siegmund, and B. Welsh (Univ. of California – Berkeley), and A. Stern and J. Andrews (SwRI). This image also includes X-Ray data obtained from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory: Observation ID 1828.

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Chandra/ACIS

Exposure Date:

January 21/22, 2004

July 20, 2000

Exposure Time:

4.2 hours

20.2 hours

HST Filters:

F475W (g), F550M (V), F658N (Halpha + [N II]), F775W (i), F850LP (z)

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

October 4, 2005

Orientation/Scale: