N44C, an emission nebula in the LMC
Image Credit: Donald Garnett (University of Arizona) et al., Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and NASA

N44C is an emission nebula of about 125 light-years across in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small companion galaxy to our own Milky Way which lies about 157,000 light-years away in the southern constellation of Dorado, while it is receding from us at approximately 278 kilometers per second. The nebula is surrounding an association of young stars.