Wide-field view of the Tarantula Nebula and its surroundings (ground-based image)

This ground-based view of the Tarantula Nebula shows the nebula in its entirety. It is the brightest region of star formation in the local Universe. Hubble’s field of view covers just a tiny spot in the upper-right quadrant of this image, though it reveals detail invisible here, including a supernova remnant.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:heic1105d
Type:Observation
Release date:15 March 2011, 10:00
Related releases:heic1402, heic1105
Size:8204 x 8339 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus, NGC 2060, NGC 2070, SN 1987A, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Early Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
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DSS
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DSS
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I
DSS

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