Zooming in on the HII Region LHA 120-N 180B

This zoom video starts with a wide view of the Milky Way and ends with a close-up look at a dazzling region of newly-forming stars in the HII region LHA 120-N 180B — also known as N180. This glowing region of newborn stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The relatively small amount of dust in the LMC and MUSE’s acute vision allowed intricate details of the region to be picked out in visible light.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Astral Electronic

About the Video

Release date:6 February 2019, 17:00
Related releases:eso1903
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation

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