HST and Ground Based Telescope Photo

The accompanying illustration consists of four images of the remarkable cluster of tightly-packed young stars in the 30 Doradus Nebula, 160,000 light years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy.

Panel A (upper left) is a portion of a photograph made with the Wide Field/Planetary Camera on HST on August 3, 1990. The camera photographed four adjoining sky regions simultaneously, which are here assembled in a mosaic.


About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:13 August 1990, 06:00
Size:1416 x 1261 px

About the Object

Name:30 Dor, 30 Doradus Nebula, R136
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• Local Universe : Nebula
Distance:170000 light years

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368 nm Hubble Space Telescope
Optical MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope

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