The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I with the Adaptive Optics Facility

This image of the dramatic star formation region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, was created from a mosaic of images taken using the HAWK-I instrument working with the Adaptive optics Facility of ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. The stars are significantly sharper than the same image without adaptive optics being used, and fainter stars can be seen.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:ann18006a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 January 2018, 11:00
Related announcements:ann18006
Size:4397 x 4250 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 42.24
Position (Dec):-69° 6' 7.73"
Field of view:7.81 x 7.55 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Y
1.021 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
Y
1.021 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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