Ring-shaped Nebula DEM L 299
December 10, 2004
Image shows the turbulent region around the ring-shaped nebula DEM L 299 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way system. It was produced by combining three monochromatic images obtained in December 2001 with the Wide-Field-Imager (WFI) at the ESO/MPG 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory. A description of various objects seen in this impressive sky field is available in the text; technical information will be found at the end of this Photo Release and some of the individual objects are shown in other photos below. The sky field measures 33.3 x 33.0 arcmin; the original pixel size (in the FullRes version) is 0.238 arcsec. North is up and East is left. The coloured rings seen near some of the brighter stars in the field result from light reflections in the telescope optics.
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