NGC 2070  -  Tarantula Nebula

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Object data of NGC2070

Object type: emission nebula
Size: 40'
Magnitude: 5.0 mag
Constellation: Dor
Distance: 160,000 Ly
Notes: The Tarantula Nebula is a HII region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It is an extremely luminous non-stellar object.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-23 + 2014-02-24 + 2014-02-25
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: RCOS 14.5" f/9
Camera: FLI PL16070 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 23x8m / R 8x8m / G 8x8m / B 8x8m
Exposure time total: 6h16m
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Herbert Walter, Wolfgang Leitner, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Herbert Walter