The Central Area of the Tarantula Nebula

The bright core of the Tarantula Nebula with the cluster of hot stars. Note also the wisps of luminous gas extending as "legs" from the central area - this is how the nebula got its creepy name.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0216b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 June 2002
Related releases:eso0216
Size:1084 x 847 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:8.63 x 6.75 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
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