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Esahubble_heic2004a_1024

esahubble_heic2004a March 18th, 2020

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, I. Stephens

This image shows a region of space called LHA 120-N150. It is a substructure of the gigantic Tarantula Nebula. The latter is the largest known stellar nursery in the local Universe. The nebula is situated more than 160 000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbouring dwarf irregular galaxy that orbits the Milky Way.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic2004a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Large Magellanic Cloud LHA 120-N150 LMC Tarantula Nebula
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula
Esahubble_heic2004a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 33m 42.3s
DEC = -68° 45’ 58.7”
Orientation
North is 179.4° CCW
Field of View
2.7 x 2.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Green
Red
Red
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ID
heic2004a
Subject Category
C.4  
Subject Name
Large Magellanic Cloud, LHA 120-N150, LMC, Tarantula Nebula
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA, I. Stephens
Release Date
2020-03-18T10:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic2004a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Green, Red, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
V, V, I, I, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
555, 555, 814, 814, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.4262772356, -68.7663000658
Reference Dimension
4066.0, 3518.0
Reference Pixel
2033.0, 1759.0
Scale
-1.1014203069e-05, 1.1014203069e-05
Rotation
179.42000000000016
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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic2004a
Metadata Date
2019-01-09T19:18:32+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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