NGC 2070  -  Tarantula Nebula

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Object identification by Sakib Rasool (1.6MB)

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: 2014-02-20 + 2014-02-21 + 2014-02-22
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with f/8.3 CCD field flattener
Camera: FLI PL29050 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 20x8m / R 6x8m / G 6x8m / B 6x8m
Exposure time total: 5h04m
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis