The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I with the Adaptive Optics Facility

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eso_ann18006a January 30th, 2018

Credit: ESO

This image of the dramatic star formation region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, was created from a mosaic of images taken using the HAWK-I instrument working with the Adaptive optics Facility of ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. The stars are significantly sharper than the same image without adaptive optics being used, and fainter stars can be seen.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ann18006a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
30 Doradus
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula > Appearance > Emission > H II Region
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 38m 42.2s
DEC = -69° 6’ 7.7”
Orientation
North is 0.8° CW
Field of View
7.8 x 7.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Green VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Y) 1.0 µm
Red VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Ks) 2.1 µm
Green VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Ks) 2.1 µm
Blue VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Y) 1.0 µm
Spectrum_base
Green
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
ann18006a
Subject Category
C.4.2.1.1  
Subject Name
30 Doradus
Credits
ESO
Release Date
2018-01-30T11:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/ann18006a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
HAWK-I, HAWK-I, HAWK-I, HAWK-I
Color Assignment
Green, Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Y, Ks, Ks, Y
Central Wavelength
1021, 2146, 2146, 1021
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
84.6759913272, -69.1021483222
Reference Dimension
4397.0, 4250.0
Reference Pixel
2198.5, 2125.0
Scale
-2.96054332343e-05, 2.96054332343e-05
Rotation
-0.81999999999999984
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
ann18006a
Metadata Date
2018-01-19T17:43:45+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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