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Mission Overview

Hubble Tarantula Treasury Project: 30DOR (HTTP)


Primary Investigator: Elena Sabbi

HLSP AuthorsElena Sabbi

Released: 2016-01-22

Updated: 2018-06-01

Primary Reference(s):  Sabbi et al. 2013Sabbi et al. 2016

DOI: 10.17909/T9RP4V

Citations: See ADS Statistics

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30 Doradus
30 Doradus

30 Doradus (a.k.a. the Tarantula Nebula), with its ionizing cluster R136, is one of the few known starbursts in the Local Group. For size (~200 pc in diameter) and density of OB stars, 30 Doradus parallels the regions of intense star formation observed in the starburst knots found in the  interacting galaxies in the Local Universe and the young galaxies at high redshift (z>5).


HTTP is a panchromatic imaging survey of stellar populations in the Tarantula Nebula (30 Dor) in the Large Magellanic Cloud that reaches into the sub-solar mass regime (<0.5 Msun). HTTP utilizes the capability of the Hubble Space Telescope to operate the Advanced Camera for Surveys and the Wide Field Camera 3 in parallel to study this remarkable region in the near-ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared spectral regions, including narrow-band H alpha images. The high sensitivity, spatial resolution, and broadband coverage of HTTP allow users to dissect the stellar populations and infer an accurate description of the anatomy of the Tarantula Nebula, and therefore to reconstruct for the first time the temporal and spatial evolution of a prototypical starburst on a sub-parsec scale.

Data Products

The HTTP data products consist of drizzled mosaic images of 30 Doradus and a photometric catalog obtained from the analysis of all the images used in the HTTP programs. 

Data file naming convention:



  • <instr> is the instrument, one of 'acs', 'wfc3', or 'acs-wfc3'.
  • <propID> is the HST proposal ID, either 'go12499' or 'go12939'.
  • <filter> is the filter, one of 'f110w', 'f160w', 'f275w', 'f336s', 'f555w', 'f658n', 'f777w', or 'multi'.
  • <version> is the version number, either 'v1.0' or 'v2.0'.
  • <prodType> is the product type,  one of 'cat', 'drc', 'drz', or 'wht'.
  • <ext> is the file extension, either 'fits' or 'zip'.

Data file types:

HTTP photometric catalog 


Charge transfer efficiency (CTE) corrected drizzled mosaic image


Drizzled science mosaic image


Weight-map file corresponding to a mosaic image

Data Access

Both CTE-corrected/drizzled mosaics and their weight map files (only version 2.0) are available in the MAST Portal (web-based, cross-mission search interface) and Astroquery (Python package to search for and download files from Python scripts you write). Set the Provenance Name filter to HTTP in the Portal Advanced Search to find all or individual tiles. Each observation in the Portal contains a single mosaic. The drc/drz and wht products of each observation are selected as minimum recommended products. The tiles can be retrieved programmatically by using the astroquery—mast module. See the code example below for retrieving and downloading all tiles. 

from astroquery.mast import Observations
all_obs = Observations.query_criteria(provenance_name="http")
data_products = Observations.get_product_list(all_obs)

See the download table below for downloading individual data files, including version 1.0 and the catalog.

  • A web-based interface for cross-mission searches of data at MAST or the Virtual Observatory
  • Search for and retrieve 3D-DASH data products programmatically.


File Size

75 MB


Program ID

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WFC3 F775W WFC3 F775W

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ACS F555W F555W

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F658N F658N

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WFC3 F110W


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F160W F160W

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Please remember to cite the appropriate paper(s) below and the DOI if you use these data in a published work. 

Note: These HLSP data products are licensed for use under CC BY 4.0.