The central area of the Tarantula Nebula

The bright core of the Tarantula Nebula with the cluster of hot stars. Note also the wisps of luminous gas extending as "legs" from the central area - this is how the nebula got its creepy name.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0216b
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:7 juni 2002
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0216
Grootte:1084 x 848 px

Over het object

Naam:30 Doradus, NGC 2070
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Afstand:170000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Dorado
Categorie:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 42.61
Position (Dec):-69° 6' 3.89"
Field of view:8.63 x 6.75 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

 

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