Tarantula Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) as obtained with FORS2 at KUEYEN during the night of January 31 - February 1, 2000. The LMC is a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way system, located in the southern constellation Dorado (The Swordfish) at a distance of approximately 170,000 light-years.

It is a composite of three exposures in B (30 sec exposure, image quality 0.75 arcsec; here rendered in blue colour), V (15 sec, 0.70 arcsec; green) and R (10 sec, 0.60 arcsec; red). The full-resolution version of this photo retains the orginal pixels.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0005a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:8 februari 2000
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0005
Grootte:3185 x 3182 px

Over het object

Naam:30 Doradus, NGC 2070, Tarantula Nebula
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Afstand:170000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Dorado
Categorie:Nebulae

Afbeeldingstypen

Grote JPEG
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Inzoomen


Achtergrond

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 37.84
Position (Dec):-69° 5' 41.92"
Field of view:6.89 x 6.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
B
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optisch
V
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optisch
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2