The Tarantula Nebula region imaged with HAWK-I without adaptive optics

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eso_ann18006b 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 without adaptive optics.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ann18006b/

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
Red VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Ks) 2.1 µm
Green VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Ks) 2.1 µm
Green VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Y) 1.0 µm
Blue VLT (HAWK-I) Infrared (Y) 1.0 µm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Green
Blue
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ID
ann18006b
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/ann18006b/
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
Red, Green, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Ks, Ks, Y, Y
Central Wavelength
2146, 2146, 1021, 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
ann18006b
Metadata Date
2018-01-19T17:58:09+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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