The Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Eso_eso1817b_1024

eso_eso1817b June 4th, 2018

Credit: ESO

This gigantic star-forming region in the Milky Ways 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.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1817b/

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
Eso_eso1817b_128
 

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
Arrow_left_orange VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (r) 625.0 nm
Arrow_left_red VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (i) 770.0 nm
Arrow_left_red VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (H-alpha) 659.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Infrared (g) 480.0 nm
Arrow_left_green VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (g) 480.0 nm
Arrow_left_green VLT Survey Telescope (OmegaCAM) Optical (r) 625.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_green
Eso_eso1817b_1280
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ID
eso1817b
Subject Category
C.4  
Subject Name
Tarantula Nebula
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2018-06-04T17:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1817b/
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
eso1817b
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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