The star cluster NGC 2100 in context

This image shows the dramatic surroundings of the star cluster NGC 2100 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The picture is dominated by the Tarantula Nebula, the most active star formation region in the Local Group of galaxies that includes the Milky Way. This picture was created from images taken in visible light by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope.

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ESO

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Id:eso1133c
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:7 september 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1133
Grootte:5128 x 2580 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 2100, Tarantula Nebula
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Local Universe : Nebula
Afstand:170000 lichtjaren
Categorie:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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