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The star cluster NGC 2100 in context

This image shows the dramatic surroundings of the star cluster NGC 2100 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The picture is dominated by the Tarantula Nebula, the most active star formation region in the Local Group of galaxies that includes the Milky Way. This picture was created from images taken in visible light by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope.

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About the Image

Id:eso1133c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 September 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1133
Size:5128 x 2580 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2100, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:170000 light years

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BandTelescope
Optical
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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