The Central Star Cluster in 30 Doradus in the LMC

The image shows the central cluster in the 30 Doradus HII region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite of our Milky Way Galaxy. It was obtained by NAOS-CONICA in the infrared K-band during a 600 second exposure. The field shown here measures 15 x 15 arcsec 2.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0137j
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2001
Related releases:eso0137
Size:665 x 669 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:170000 light years

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
K
Very Large Telescope
NACO

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