Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

This image is one of the most photogenic examples of the many turbulent stellar nurseries the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed during its 30-year lifetime. The portrait features the giant nebula NGC 2014 and its neighbour NGC 2020 which together form part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, approximately 163 000 light-years away.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and STScI

About the Image

Id:heic2007a
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 2020, 13:00
Related releases:heic2007
Size:17043 x 11710 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2014, NGC 2020
Type:Local Universe : Nebula
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 32 23.35
Position (Dec):-67° 42' 4.23"
Field of view:11.37 x 7.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 24.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-alpha + NII
657 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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