MCELS Annotated Image of a Portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud

MCELS Annotated Image of a Portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud

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News release ID: STScI-2008-31
Release Date: Aug 11, 2008
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Ground-based image of the region surrounding NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. These optical emission-line images were taken on the Curtis Schmidt telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory as part of the Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey. The composite image shows emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulfur (red). The image is 38 arcminutes square.


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Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Magellanic Clouds

Credits

Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

Science Credit: UM/CTIO MCELS Project/NOAO/AURA/NSF