Extracts from the VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey view of the Tarantula Nebula

This composite image shows extracts from a near-infrared VISTA image of the spectacular 30 Doradus star-forming region, also called the Tarantula Nebula. This infrared image, made with ESO’s VISTA survey telescope, is from the VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey. The project will scan a vast area — 184 square degrees of the sky (corresponding to almost one thousand times the apparent area of the full Moon), including our nearby neighbouring galaxies the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

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ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1033b
Type:Observation
Date de publication:11 août 2010 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1033
Taille:4999 x 4999 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:30 Doradus, NGC 2070
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Distance:170000 années lumière
Catégorie:Nebulae

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