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About this Object

Object Name:

30 Doradus

Object Description:

Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 38m 42s
Dec. -69° 06' 03"




170,000 light-years (52,000 parsecs)
About the Data

Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 11360: R. O'Connell (University of Virginia) and collaborators.



Exposure Dates:

October 20 - 27, 2009


F110W (J) and F160W (H)

Exposure Time:

2.6 hours

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy), R. O'Connell (University of Virginia, Charlottesville), and the Wide Field Camera 3 Science Oversight Committee

Release Date:

December 15, 2009


The images are composites of separate exposures made by the WFC3 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Two filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges from the IR image. The colors result from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F502W (J) cyan
F657W (H) orange


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