Wide-field view of the Tarantula Nebula and its surroundings (ground-based image)

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esahubble_heic1105d March 15th, 2011

Credit: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This ground-based view of the Tarantula Nebula shows the nebula in its entirety. It is the brightest region of star formation in the local Universe. Hubbles field of view covers just a tiny spot in the upper-right quadrant of this image, though it reveals detail invisible here, including a supernova remnant.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1105d/

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 NGC 2060 NGC 2070 SN 1987A Tarantula Nebula
Subject - Distant Universe
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 41m 34.8s
DEC = -69° 26’ 31.7”
Orientation
North is 5.3° CW
Field of View
2.3 x 2.3 degrees
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red DSS (None) Infrared (I) -
Green DSS (None) Optical (Pseudogreen (R+I)) -
Blue DSS (None) Optical (R) -
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ID
heic1105d
Subject Category
D.4.1.2  
Subject Name
30 Doradus, NGC 2060, NGC 2070, SN 1987A, Tarantula Nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2011-03-15T10:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1105d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
DSS, DSS, DSS
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, Pseudogreen (R+I), R
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
85.3949527538, -69.4421392855
Reference Dimension
8204.0, 8339.0
Reference Pixel
4102.0, 4169.5
Scale
-0.000279965851686, 0.000279965851686
Rotation
-5.2599999999999989
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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
heic1105d
Metadata Date
2011-01-10T13:55:56+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.