Tarantula Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) as obtained with FORS2 at KUEYEN during the night of January 31 - February 1, 2000. The LMC is a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way system, located in the southern constellation Dorado (The Swordfish) at a distance of approximately 170,000 light-years.

It is a composite of three exposures in B (30 sec exposure, image quality 0.75 arcsec; here rendered in blue colour), V (15 sec, 0.70 arcsec; green) and R (10 sec, 0.60 arcsec; red). The full-resolution version of this photo retains the orginal pixels.

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About the Image

Id:eso0005a
Type:Observation
Release date:8 February 2000
Related releases:eso0005
Size:2048 x 2045 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, NGC 2070, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 37.84
Position (Dec):-69° 5' 41.92"
Field of view:6.89 x 6.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
440 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
V
557 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
R
655 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS2

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