In Tarantula Territory (g)

Colour composite image of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and its surroundings. It displays numerous "fingers" of dark material, lanes of cold gas and dust, that still hold out against the strong stellar winds in this area, SE of the centre of the Tarantula Nebula.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0216g
Type:Observation
Release date:7 June 2002
Related releases:eso0216
Size:1109 x 1007 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, NGC 2070
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 42.61
Position (Dec):-69° 6' 3.89"
Field of view:8.83 x 8.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

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

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