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
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 41 34.79
Position (Dec):-69° 26' 31.70"
Field of view:137.81 x 140.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 5.3° right of vertical

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BandTelescope
Optical
R
DSS
Optical
Pseudogreen (R+I)
DSS
Infrared
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DSS

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