N 70 (Henize 70)

N 70.

N 70 is a ghostly isolated super bubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Super bubbles are some of the most dramatic examples of the interaction between massive stars and the surrounding interstellar medium.

Stellar winds and supernova shock waves from the central population of O, B, massive stars which are over 1000 in number has produced this massive super bubble to a diameter of about 300 light years.

Of all the interesting and beautiful objects in the LMC, N70 is by far my most dramatic and beautiful object in an isolated section of the LMC, which is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way at a distance of 170,000 LY in the constellation of Dorado.

F. O. V.   40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big  ST4000  XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.    30 x 600 sec.     Jan. 2020.

Location.   (Wiruna)   Ilford N.S.W.