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About this Object

Object Name:

LMC N 180B, LHA 120-N 180B

Object Description:

Bright compact HII region in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 48m 48s.65
Dec. -70° 04' 27 ".36




Approximately 160,000 light-years (50 kiloparsecs)


This image is 2.5 arcminutes (118 light-years or 36 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from the following proposal: 6698: Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign), D. Bomans and K. Weis (Universitat Bochum), G. Garcia-Segura and M. Rosado (UNAM), A. Laval (Observatoire de Marseille), S. Points (Northwestern U.), H. Yang (U. Minnesota, Twin Cities). The main science team is composed of Y. Nazé (Universite de Liège, Belgium) and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign).



Exposure Date:

April 29, 1998

Exposure Time:

37 minutes


F656N (Halpha) and F502N ([O III])

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

August 11, 2006


This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the WFPC2 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using several different filters. Two filters were used to sample narrow wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F502N ([O III])


F656N (Halpha) and F502N ([O III])


F656N (Halpha)



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