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

The bottom panel is a composite of pictures taken through three infrared filters with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). In both cases the colours of the displays were chosen to correlate with the nebula's and stars' true colors.

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:opo9933h
Type:Observation
Release date:29 September 1999, 07:00
Size:663 x 249 px

About the Object

Name:30 Doradus Nebula, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : 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
NICMOS

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