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

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


Date: 14 March 2011
Depicts: 30 Doradus, NGC 2060, NGC 2070, Tarantula Nebula
Copyright: NASA, ESA, ESO

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.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-May-2021 11:29 UT

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