Infrared image of 30 Doradus

Eso_eso2209c_1024

eso_eso2209c June 15th, 2022

Credit: ESO, M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

This infrared image shows the star-forming region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, highlighting its bright stars and light, pinkish clouds of hot gas. The image is a composite: it was captured by the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA). 

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2209c/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
30 Doradus Tarantula Nebula
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 38m 45.8s
DEC = -69° 4’ 36.6”
Orientation
North is 90.1° CW
Field of View
8.3 x 6.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Y) 1.0 µm
Red VLT (HAWK-I) Optical (Ks) 2.1 µm
Blue Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VIRCAM) Infrared (Y) 1.0 µm
Green Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VIRCAM) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Red Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VIRCAM) Infrared (Ks) 2.2 µm
Green VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Ks) 2.1 µm
Green VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Y) 1.0 µm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Red
Blue
Green
Red
Green
Green
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ID
eso2209c
Subject Category
C.4.1.2  
Subject Name
30 Doradus, Tarantula Nebula
Credits
ESO, M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
Release Date
2022-06-15T19:15:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso2209c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
HAWK-I, HAWK-I, VIRCAM, VIRCAM, VIRCAM, HAWK-I, HAWK-I
Color Assignment
Blue, Red, Blue, Green, Red, Green, Green
Band
Infrared, Optical, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Y, Ks, Y, J, Ks, Ks, Y
Central Wavelength
1021, 2146, 1020, 1250, 2150, 2146, 1021
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
84.6907393337, -69.0768366833
Reference Dimension
4991.0, 3994.0
Reference Pixel
2495.5, 1997.0
Scale
-2.7800753774e-05, 2.7800753774e-05
Rotation
-90.120000000000161
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
https://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso2209c
Metadata Date
2022-06-03T13:07:24+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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