The Tarantula Nebula (Cluster)

Image of Tarantula Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 16 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , Tarantula Nebula is not observable because it lies so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

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Name Tarantula Nebula
Object Type Cluster
Other Names
30 Doradus
Looped Nebula
True Lovers' Knot
C 103
NGC 2070
Position
Constellation:Dorado
Magnitude:1.00 (V) [3]
5.00 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):-2.25
Right ascension:05h38m [2]
Declination:-69°06' [2]
Distance:52.0 kpc
169.5 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-17.58

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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