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.

Telif:

ESO

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso0216a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:07 Haziran 2002
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso0216
Boyut:4531 x 4505 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC, Tarantula Nebula
Tür:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Uzaklık:170000 ışık yılı
Constellation:Dorado
Kategori:Galaxies
Nebulae

Görüntü Türleri

Büyük JPEG
12,0 MB
Baskı JPEG
14,4 MB

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

Koordinatlar

Position (RA):5 38 37.98
Position (Dec):-69° 5' 42.18"
Field of view:35.76 x 35.37 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.1° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Optik
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
V
540 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optik
R
652 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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