N41 (nebula)


N41 (also known as LMC N41, LHA 120-N 41) is an emission nebula in the north part of the Large Magellanic Cloud in the Dorado constellation.[2] Originally catalogued in Karl Henize's "Catalogue of H-alpha emission stars and nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds" of 1956, it is approximately 100 light-years wide and 160,000-170,000 light-years distant.[3]

Emission nebula
N41, located at the northeast of N44
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension05h 20m 31s[1]
Declination−68° 01′ 01″[1]
Distance~160,000-170,000 ly
Physical characteristics
Radius~50 ly
See also: Lists of nebulae


  1. ^ a b "LHA 120-N 41". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  2. ^ Davies, R. D.; Elliott, K. H.; Meaburn, J. (1976). "The nebular complexes of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds". Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society. 81: 89. Bibcode:1976MmRAS..81...89D. ISSN 0369-1829. S2CID 117858790.
  3. ^ Henize, Karl G. (September 1956). "Catalogues of Hα-emission Stars and Nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 2: 315. Bibcode:1956ApJS....2..315H. doi:10.1086/190025. ISSN 0067-0049. S2CID 122024157.