Slider comparison image of the Tarantula Nebula with and without adaptive optics

The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I with the Adaptive Optics Facility
The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I without adaptive optics
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These images of the dramatic star formation region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, were created from mosaics of images taken using the HAWK-I instrument with (left) and without (right) the Adaptive Optics Facility of ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile being in use. The stars are significantly sharper with adaptive optics than without, and fainter stars can be seen.

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Publiseringsdato:30. januar 2018 11:00

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The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I with the Adaptive Optics Facility
The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I with the Adaptive Optics Facility
The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I without adaptive optics
The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I without adaptive optics