Tarantula Nebula region in the constellation of Doradus

This chart shows the location of the dramatic star formation region known as the Tarantula Nebula in the constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and the the region of sky covered by this image is shown with a red rectangle. The Tarantula is visible to the naked eye and the whole region is spectacular through a telescope.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:30 May 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso2209, eso1816
Size:3338 x 3335 px

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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