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

Over de afbeelding

Id:ann18006a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:30 januari 2018 11:00
Gerelateerde mededelingen:ann18006
Grootte:4397 x 4250 px

Over het object

Naam:30 Doradus
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Dorado
Categorie: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

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Infrarood
Y
1.021 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarood
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarood
Y
1.021 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrarood
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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