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Wide-field view of the sky around VFTS 102: the fastest rotating massive star

This view shows part of the stellar nursery called the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighbour of the Milky Way. At the centre lies the brilliant star VFTS 102 This view includes both visible-light and infrared images from the Wide Field Imager at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla and the 4.1-metre infrared VISTA telescope at Paranal. VFTS 102 is the most rapidly rotating star ever found.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso1147d
Type:Observation
Release date:5 December 2011, 15:00
Related releases:eso1147
Size:4204 x 4204 px

About the Object

Name:Tarantula Nebula, VFTS 102
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
• X - Stars
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 37 39.23
Position (Dec):-69° 9' 47.02"
Field of view:23.92 x 23.92 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrared
V
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Infrared
J
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Infrared
K
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy

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