The South Ecliptic Pole
This PSPC image is from the ROSAT All-Sky Survey of the region near the south ecliptic pole. Because of the survey geometry, the ecliptic poles were covered every orbit, leading to the bright region at the center of the field. The Large Magellanic Cloud is the bright extended region to the lower right of the ecliptic pole. Numerous point or point-like sources are also easily visible in this field.
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