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Contains:  NGC 2100, NGC 2077, Tarantula nebula, NGC 2070, NGC 2048
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Tarantula Nebula, 


            Barry Brook
Tarantula Nebula

Tarantula Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2703x2140

Dates:Nov. 27, 2014Feb. 2, 2015

ZWO optical ZWO RGBL Filters: 96x120" bin 2x2
ZWO optical ZWO RGBL Filters: 32x240" 2C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.3 hours

Darks: ~70

Flats: ~100

Bias: ~500

Avg. Moon age: 9.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean FWHM: 3.20

Temperature: 8.00 job: 576243

RA center: 84.701 degrees

DEC center: -69.098 degrees

Orientation: 85.791 degrees

Field radius: 1.177 degrees

Locations: Huon Ridge Observatory, Judbury, Tasmania, Australia


A monochrome image of NGC 2070 Tarantula in the LMC. Taken from a far south dark site (-43S latitude) - the first shot from my new permanent site! I have not yet had a chance to collect the colour data due to persistent clouds, but I thought I'd post up the nice luminance anyway.

Edit 1: RGB data now added! (Image B)

Edit 2: 'Original' Image is now a different shot of Tarantula, taken with my new QHY22 (10 x 300 sec subs in L, and 10 x 300 sec subs in Ha, blended). These images were unguided, hence the short NB subs, but hey, I was equipment testing. I still liked the result - I'm going to love this new CCD camera!



Barry Brook
License: Attribution Creative Commons


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    Tarantula Nebula, 


            Barry Brook
  • Tarantula Nebula, 


            Barry Brook

Sky plot

Sky plot


Tarantula Nebula, 


            Barry Brook