The Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Eso_eso1816d_1024

eso_eso1816d May 30th, 2018

Credit: ESO

This gigantic star-forming region in the Milky Way’s neighbour galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud is the birthplace of an astonishing number of massive stars, some of which might have masses of up to 300 solar masses.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1816d/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Tarantula Nebula
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 37m 47.1s
DEC = -69° 8’ 13.4”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CW
Field of View
30.8 x 21.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (r) 625.0 nm
Red VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (i) 770.0 nm
Red VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (H-alpha) 659.0 nm
Blue VST (OmegaCAM) Infrared (g) 480.0 nm
Green VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (g) 480.0 nm
Green VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (r) 625.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Orange
Red
Red
Blue
Green
Green
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ID
eso1816d
Subject Category
C.4  
Subject Name
Tarantula Nebula
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2018-05-30T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1816d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope
Instrument
OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM
Color Assignment
Orange, Red, Red, Blue, Green, Green
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
r, i, H-alpha, g, g, r
Central Wavelength
625, 770, 659, 480, 480, 625
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
84.4463603669, -69.1370648998
Reference Dimension
8641.0, 6144.0
Reference Pixel
4320.5, 3072.0
Scale
-5.94415934825e-05, 5.94415934825e-05
Rotation
-0.23999999999999996
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1816d
Metadata Date
2018-05-25T14:49:59+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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