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Contains:  NGC 2100, NGC 2077, Tarantula nebula, NGC 2070, NGC 2048, NGC 1966
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Tarantula Nebula region  (reprocessed by Jaspal Chadha), 


Tarantula Nebula region  (reprocessed by Jaspal Chadha)

Tarantula Nebula region (reprocessed by Jaspal Chadha)

Technical card

Resolution: 3324x2496 job: 895246

RA center: 83.764 degrees

DEC center: -69.276 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.087 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 172.497 degrees

Field radius: 1.205 degrees

Data source: Traveller


The Tarantula Nebula got its name because its glowing filaments of dust resemble the legs of a spider.
It is a giant starburst region where the energy from the bright, hot young stars creates huge voids and filaments in the surrounding clouds of gas.
It is huge, being nearly 640 light years across. It is also known as 30 Doradus, Caldwell 103 and NGC 2070. It is the most active region of star formation in our local group of galaxies. This image is a bit larger than 1/2 degree square. North is to the lower left. Supernova 1987A occurred at the edge of the Tarantula. This image shows the incredibly intricate and varied structure.

This image has been captured by Luiz Duczmal from Brazil and the image has been processed by Jaspal Chadha from London UK
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ mono
Mounts: Takahashi Temma 2M EM200

Dates: Jan. 30, 2014
Frames: 28x300"
Integration: 2.3 hours



License: None (All rights reserved)

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Tarantula Nebula region  (reprocessed by Jaspal Chadha),