The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I without adaptive optics

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 without adaptive optics.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:ann18006b
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
Y
1.021 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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