A Grand View of the Birth of 'Hefty' Stars - 30 Doradus Nebula Montage

This picture, taken in visible light with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2), represents a sweeping view of the 30 Doradus Nebula. But Hubble's infrared camera - the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) - has probed deeper into smaller regions of this nebula to unveil the stormy birth of massive stars. The montages of images in the upper left and upper right represent this deeper view. Each square in the montages is 15.5 light-years (19 arcseconds) across.

Credit:

NASA/ESA/Nolan Walborn ( Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.) and Rodolfo Barba (La Plata Observatory, La Plata, Argentina)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9933f
Type:Observation
Release date:29 September 1999, 07:00
Size:708 x 1101 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus Nebula, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
K
2.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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