In Tarantula territory (a)

A reproduction of a composite colour image of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and its surroundings. 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. The image is based on 15 exposures in the visual part of the spectrum with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) camera on the 2.2-m MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory. A number of small areas near the borders were not covered in all three colours and have been left black. Six smaller fields with particular objects from this photo are reproduced as ESO Press Photos eso0216b-g. ESO Press Photo eso0216a was produced from 15 images that were obtained in September 2000 with the Wide-Field-Imager (WFI) at the 2.2-m MPG/ESO telescope. The images were exposed in the B-band (5 x 200 sec; wavelength 456 nm; Full-Width-Half-Maximum (FWHM) 99 nm; here rendered as blue), V-band (5 x 200 sec; 540 nm; 89 nm; green) and R-band (5 x 200 sec; 652 nm; 162 nm; red). The original pixel size is 0.238 arcsec. The photo shows the full field recorded in all three colours. It measures approximately 34 x 34 arcmin 2 ; North is up and East is left. The seeing was about 1.6 arcsec.

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ESO

O zdjęciu

Identyfikator:eso0216a
Typ:Obserwacje
Data publikacji:7 czerwca 2002
Powiązane komunikaty:eso0216
Rozmiar:4531 x 4505 px

O obiekcie

Nazwa:Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC, Tarantula Nebula
Typ:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Odległość:170000 lat świetlnych
Constellation:Dorado
Kategoria:Galaxies
Nebulae

Formaty zdjęć

Pełen rozmiar
58,4 MB
Wielki JPEG
12,0 MB
JPEG do druku
14,4 MB

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1024x768
739,4 KB
1280x1024
1,2 MB
1600x1200
1,7 MB
1920x1200
1,8 MB
2048x1536
2,5 MB

Współrzędne

Pozycja (RA):5 38 37.98
Pozycja (Dec):-69° 5' 42.18"
Pole widzenia:35.76 x 35.37 arcminutes
Orientacja:North is 0.1° prawo of vertical

Kolory i filtry

PasmoDługość faliTeleskop
Optyczny
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optyczny
V
540 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optyczny
R
652 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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