A grand view of the birth of 'hefty' stars - 30 Doradus Nebula montage

Esahubble_opo9933b_500

esahubble_opo9933b September 29th, 1999

Credit: NASA/ESA/Nolan Walborn ( Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.) and Rodolfo Barba (La Plata Observatory, La Plata, Argentina), NASA/ESA/John Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.) and James Westphal (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.)

This picture, taken in visible light with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), represents a sweeping view of the 30 Doradus Nebula. But Hubble's infrared camera - the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) - has probed deeper into smaller regions of this nebula to unveil the stormy birth of massive stars. The montages of images in the upper left and upper right represent this deeper view. Each square in the montages is 15.5 light-years (19 arcseconds) across.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9933b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
30 Doradus Nebula Tarantula Nebula
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula
Esahubble_opo9933b_1280
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ID
opo9933b
Subject Category
C.4  
Subject Name
30 Doradus Nebula, Tarantula Nebula
Credits
NASA/ESA/Nolan Walborn ( Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.) and Rodolfo Barba (La Plata Observatory, La Plata, Argentina), NASA/ESA/John Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.) and James Westphal (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9933b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
3001.0, 2401.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9933b
Metadata Date
2017-03-17T17:22:27.034599
Metadata Version
1.1
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