30 Doradus (WFPC2 and NICMOS)

These are two views of a highly active region of star birth located northeast of the central cluster, R136, in 30 Doradus. The orientation and scale are identical for both views.

Top Panel

This is a composite of images in two colours taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's visible-light camera, the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2).

Bottom Panel

The is a composite of pictures taken through three infrared filters with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS).


NASA/ESA/Nolan Walborn ( Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.) and Rodolfo Barba (La Plata Observatory, La Plata, Argentina), NASA/ESA/John Trauger (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.) and James Westphal (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:29 September 1999, 07:00
Size:3001 x 2401 px

About the Object

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

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