VISTA Magellanic Cloud Survey view of the Tarantula Nebula*

This VISTA image shows the spectacular 30 Doradus star-forming region, also called the Tarantula Nebula. At its core is a large cluster of stars known as R 136, in which some of the most massive stars known are located. 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. The end result will be a detailed study of the star formation history and three-dimensional geometry of the Magellanic system.

This image was created from images taken through Y, J and Ks filters in the near-infrared part of the spectrum (coloured blue, green and red respectively). The exposure times were 40, 47 and 81 minutes per filter respectively. The image covers a region of sky about 52 by 70 arcminutes.

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop.

Припис:

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

Про зображення

ID:eso1033a
Тип:Спостереження
Дата релізу [date]:11 серпня 2010 р. 12:00
Пов'язані релізи:eso1033
Розмір:9246 x 12360 px

Про об’єкт

Назва:30 Doradus, Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC, NGC 2070, Small Magellanic Cloud, SMC, Tarantula Nebula
Тип:Local Universe : Nebula
Відстань:170000 світлових років
Constellation:Dorado
Категорія:Nebulae

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Координати

Position (RA):5 38 37.93
Position (Dec):-69° 5' 41.98"
Field of view:52.54 x 70.23 arcminutes
Орієнтація:Північ на 0.4° ліва від вертикалі

Кольори та фільтри

ДіапазонТелескоп
Інфрачервоний
Y
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Інфрачервоний
J
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Інфрачервоний
K
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM

 

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