In Tarantula Territory (c)

This image shows a part of the Tarantula Nebula region: in the upper left quadrant, a luminous lobe around a hot blue star and a neighbouring dark cloud. The Tarantula Nebula appears in the lower right quadrant of the image.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0216c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 June 2002
Related releases:eso0216
Size:1159 x 879 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, NGC 2070
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 37.88
Position (Dec):-69° 5' 42.12"
Field of view:9.24 x 7.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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