The stellar cluster Hodge 301

Above and to the right of the central cluster in the Tarantula Nebula, another cluster of bright, massive stars is seen. Known to astronomers as Hodge 301, it is about 20 million years old, or about 10 times older than R136. The more massive stars of Hodge 301 have therefore already exploded as supernovae, blasting material away at tremendous speed and creating a web of entangled filaments. More explosions will come soon — in astronomical terms — as three red supergiants are indeed present in Hodge 301 that will end their life in the gigantic firework of a supernova within the next million years.

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O slici

Id:eso0613c
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:7. april 2006.
Povezana saopštenja:eso0613
Veličina:803 x 791 px

O objektu

Naziv:30 Doradus, NGC 2070
Tip:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Local Universe : Nebula
Udaljenost:170000 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Dorado
Kategorija:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Koordinate

Position (RA):5 38 18.49
Position (Dec):-69° 4' 13.35"
Field of view:2.68 x 2.64 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.0°desno od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
B
485 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optički
V
503 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
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R
657 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1