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Location of Star Formation Region N11B in The Large Magellanic Cloud | NASA

Location of Star Formation Region N11B in The Large Magellanic Cloud | NASA

This panel is composed of three images of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) with increasing magnification. To the upper left is a ground-based image take by the German astrophotographer Eckhard Slawik. It spans 10 x 10 degrees. Just to the left of the middle of this image the largest star-forming region in the Local Group of galaxies, 30 Doradus, is seen as a red patch. N11B itself is seen in the upper right part of the LMC. The rectangle indicates the field of the Digitized Sky Survey 2 image.

To the upper right is a ground-based image zoomed closer on N11B in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The image spans a square of one degree and was constructed from two images from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 taken through infrared and red filters (shown as blue and red respectively). The frame indicates the field of Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 seen at the bottom of the panel.

Distance: ~160,000 light-year

Credit: NASA/European Space Agency (ESA), the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)/HEIC, Eckhard Slawik and Digitized Sky Survey 2

Release Date: July 1, 2004

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