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NGC 2070, 



    
        

            Alan Karty
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NGC 2070

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NGC 2070, 



    
        

            Alan Karty
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NGC 2070

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

Imaging cameras: FLI MicroLine 16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1600GTO

Filters: Astrodon 50mm Luminance  ·  Astrodon 50 mm Red  ·  Astrodon 50 mm Green  ·  Astrodon 50mm Blue  ·  Astrodon Narrowband 3nm Ha

Accessory: FLI Atlas Focuser


Integration: 0


Astrometry.net job: 4306607

RA center: 5h 37' 17"

DEC center: -69° 18' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.130 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -174.851 degrees

Field radius: 0.904 degrees


Resolution: 4500x3600

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

NGC 2070 is a large open cluster and candidate super star cluster forming the heart of the bright region in the centre-south-east of the Large Magellanic Cloud. It is at the centre of the Tarantula Nebula and produces most of the energy that makes the latter's gas and dust visible. Its central condensation is the star cluster R136, one of the most energetic star clusters known. Among its stars are many of great dimension, including the second most massive star known, R136a1, at 215 M☉ and 6.16 million L☉.

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NGC 2070, 



    
        

            Alan Karty