Composite infrared and radio image of 30 Doradus

This composite image shows the star-forming region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula. The background image, taken in the infrared, is itself a composite: it was captured by the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA), shows bright stars and light, pinkish clouds of hot gas. The bright red-yellow streaks that have been superimposed on the image come from radio observations taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), revealing regions of cold, dense gas which have the potential to collapse and form stars. The unique web-like structure of the gas clouds led astronomers to the nebula’s spidery nickname.

Telif:

ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Wong et al., ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso2209a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:15 Haziran 2022 19:15
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso2210, eso2209
Boyut:4983 x 3930 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:30 Doradus, Tarantula Nebula
Tür:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Dorado
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):5 38 45.17
Position (Dec):-69° 4' 37.05"
Field of view:8.32 x 6.56 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 90.1° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Kırmızı ötesi
Y
1.021 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Kırmızı ötesi
Y
1.02 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Kırmızı ötesi
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Kırmızı ötesi
Y
1.021 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Kırmızı ötesi
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Milimetre
13CO
1.36 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6
Kırmızı ötesi
Ks
2.146 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Kırmızı ötesi
Ks
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Milimetre
12CO
1.3 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6