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Picture of the Day - Turbulent Region near the Tarantula Nebula

Published by Matt on Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:29 pm via: ESO
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Turbulent region around the ring-shaped nebula DEM L 299 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way system. It was produced by combining three monochromatic images obtained in December 2001 with the Wide-Field-Imager (WFI) at the ESO/MPG 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory.

Turbulent Region near the Tarantula Nebula. Credit: ESO

Turbulent Region near the Tarantula Nebula. Credit: ESO

The sky field measures 33.3 x 33.0 arcmin ; the original pixel size (in the FullRes version) is 0.238 arcsec. North is up and East is left. The coloured rings seen near some of the brighter stars in the field result from light reflections in the telescope optics.

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