Wide-field and close-up views of the Tarantula Nebula

This image shows, on the left, a wide-field view of the Tarantula Nebula, a vast stellar nursery in the Large Magellanic Cloud. This was taken with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the European Southern Observatory’s site at La Silla, Chile. On the right is a narrower, more detailed view of part of the nebula, observed by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. The location of the Hubble image is marked by a square near the centre of the WFI image.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, ESO

About the Image

Id:heic1105b
Type:Collage
Release date:15 March 2011, 10:00
Related releases:heic1105
Size:4330 x 2378 px

About the Object

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

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Oiii
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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