Tarantula Nebula

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Tarantula Nebula
Emission nebula
H II region
Tarantula Nebula TRAPPIST.jpg
The Tarantula Nebula, first licht image o the TRAPPIST naitional telescope at La Silla Observatory
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Richt ascension 05h 38m 38s[1]
Declination −69° 05.7′[1]
Distance 160 ± 10[2][3]ly   (49 ± 3 k pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) +8[2]
Apparent dimensions (V) 40′ × 25′[2]
Constellation Dorado
Physical characteristics
Radius 300 ly
Absolute magnitude (V) ~ −11.7
Notable featurs In LMC
Designations NGC 2070,[2] Doradus Nebula,[1] Dor Nebula,[1] 30 Doradus
See also: Leets o nebulae

The Tarantula Nebula (an aa kent as 30 Doradus) is an H II region in the Lairge Magellanic Clood (LMC).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for Tarantula Nebula. Retrieved 2006-12-22. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "SEDS Students for the Exploration and Development of Space". Results for Tarantula Nebula. Retrieved 2007-05-08. 30 Doradus .. 49 kpc +- 3 kpc 
  3. Lebouteiller, V.; Bernard-Salas, J.; Brandl, B.; Whelan, D. G.; et al. (June 2008). "Chemical Composition and Mixing in Giant H II Regions: NGC 3603, 30 Doradus, and N66". The Astrophysical Journal. 680 (1): 398–419. arXiv:0710.4549Freely accessible. Bibcode:2008ApJ...680..398L. doi:10.1086/587503.