VFTS 102: the fastest rotating massive star (unannotated)

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.

Credit:

ESO/M.-R. Cioni/VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

About the Image

Id:eso1147c
Type:Observation
Release date:5 December 2011, 15:00
Related releases:eso1147
Size:1284 x 1284 px

About the Object

Name:VFTS 102
Type:• X - Stars
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 42.43
Position (Dec):-69° 6' 2.88"
Field of view:7.29 x 7.29 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.5° 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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