Mounted image 030: Portrait of a dramatic stellar nursery

The Tarantula Nebula glows in the upper centre of the image. Slightly to the lower right, a web of filaments harbours the famous supernova SN 1987 A. Many other reddish nebulae are visible in the image, as well as a cluster of young stars on the left, known as NGC 2100.



ESO/R. Fosbury (ST-ECF)

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Release date:15 March 2011, 17:51
Dimensions:80 cm (W) x 79.92 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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