A massive laboratory

This image shows a region of space called LHA 120-N150. It is a substructure of the gigantic Tarantula Nebula. The latter is the largest known stellar nursery in the local Universe. The nebula is situated more than 160 000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbouring dwarf irregular galaxy that orbits the Milky Way.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, I. Stephens

About the Image

Id:heic2004a
Type:Observation
Release date:18 March 2020, 10:00
Related releases:heic2004
Size:4066 x 3518 px

About the Object

Name:Large Magellanic Cloud, LHA 120-N150, LMC, Tarantula Nebula
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Distance:150000 light years
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 33 42.31
Position (Dec):-68° 45' 58.68"
Field of view:2.69 x 2.32 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 179.4° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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