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
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

Image Formats

Grote JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
705.7 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
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1280x1024
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1600x1200
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2048x1536
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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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