Infrared image of 30 Doradus

This infrared image shows the star-forming region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, highlighting its bright stars and light, pinkish clouds of hot gas. The image is a composite: it was captured by the HAWK-I instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA). 


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

About the Image

Release date:15 June 2022, 19:15
Related releases:eso2209
Size:4991 x 3994 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, Tarantula Nebula
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation

Image Formats

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Position (RA):5 38 45.78
Position (Dec):-69° 4' 36.61"
Field of view:8.33 x 6.66 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.1° right of vertical