A Grand View of the Birth of 'Hefty' Stars - 30 Doradus Nebula Details (Hubble WFPC2 View)

This image 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).

Credit:

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
Id:opo9933g
Type:Observation
Release date:29 September 1999, 07:00
Size:505 x 189 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus Nebula, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 46.38
Position (Dec):-69° 4' 55.65"
Field of view:0.84 x 0.31 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 59.3° left of vertical

Colours & filters

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Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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