Hubble optical view of the Tarantula Nebula

This new Hubble image shows a cosmic creepy-crawly known as the Tarantula Nebula in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. This region is full of star clusters, glowing gas, and thick dark dust.

Created using observations taken as part of the Hubble Tarantula Treasury Project (HTTP), this image was snapped using Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The Hubble Tarantula Treasury Project (HTTP) is scanning and imaging many of the many millions of stars within the Tarantula, mapping out the locations and properties of the nebula's stellar inhabitants. These observations will help astronomers to piece together an understanding of the nebula's skeleton, viewing its starry structure.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, E. Sabbi (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1402b
Type:Observation
Release date:9 January 2014, 16:15
Related releases:heic1402
Size:17730 x 13180 px

About the Object

Name:Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:150000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
UV
225 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Ultraviolet
UV
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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