NGC 2070  -  Tarantula Nebula

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Object identification (4.3MB)

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.

North is to the left.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-15 + 2015-10-16
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TS Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8
Camera: Nikon D810A (ISO 800)
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 20x6min
Exposure time total: 2h 00min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis