In Tarantula Territory (e)

This image displays a rich field NW of the centre of the Tarantula Nebula, with the globular cluster KMHK 1137[2] near the upper edge. This image is part of a reproduction of a composite colour image of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and its surroundings. The LMC is a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way system, located in the southern constellation Dorado (The Swordfish) at a distance of approximately 170,000 light-years. The image is based on 15 exposures in the visual part of the spectrum with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) camera on the 2.2-m MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0216e
Type:Observation
Release date:7 June 2002
Related releases:eso0216
Size:998 x 1110 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, NGC 2041
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Star Clusters

Image Formats

Large JPEG
926.4 KB
Screensize JPEG
705.8 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
641.0 KB
1280x1024
917.8 KB
1600x1200
1.1 MB
1920x1200
1.3 MB
2048x1536
1.7 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 42.61
Position (Dec):-69° 6' 3.89"
Field of view:7.96 x 8.85 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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