Tarantula Nebula (Unannotated)
Tarantula Nebula, 30 Doradus, 30 Dor, NGC 2070
Approximately 170,000 light-years (52,000 parsecs)
This image is roughy 14.4 arcminutes (662 light-years or 204 parsecs) wide.
This image combines many exposures from the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) from the HST proposal 12499: D. Lennon and E. Sabbi (ESA/STScI), J. Anderson, S. E. de Mink, R. van der Marel, T. Sohn, and N. Walborn (STScI), N. Bastian (Excellence Cluster, Munich), L. Bedin (INAF, Padua), E. Bressert (ESO), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield), A. de Koter (University of Amsterdam), C. Evans (UKATC/STFC, Edinburgh), A. Herrero (IAC, Tenerife), N. Langer (AifA, Bonn), I. Platais (JHU), and H. Sana (University of Amsterdam).
ACS/WFC and WFC3/UVIS: F775W (SDSS i)
This image is a composite of separate exposures made by the ACS and WFC3 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope.