Wide-field view of the sky around VFTS 102: the fastest rotating massive star

This view shows part of the stellar nursery called the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbour of the Milky Way. At the centre lies the brilliant star VFTS 102 This view includes both visible-light and infrared images from the Wide Field Imager at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla and the 4.1-metre infrared VISTA telescope at Paranal. VFTS 102 is the most rapidly rotating star ever found.

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Auðkenni:eso1147d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Des 5, 2011, 15:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1147
Stærð:4204 x 4204 px

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Nafn:Tarantula Nebula, VFTS 102
Tegund:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Dorado
Flokkur:Nebulae
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Position (RA):5 37 39.23
Position (Dec):-69° 9' 47.02"
Field of view:23.92 x 23.92 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.2° vinstri frá lóðréttu

 

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