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Tarantula Nebula in RGB, OIII and Ha

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803

Mounts: AP900GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera

Software: PixInsight  ·  MaximDL

Filters: Astronomik L R G B H alpha Series II


Dates:Dec. 19, 2014

Frames: 36x600" (6h)

Integration: 6h

Avg. Moon age: 26.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.10%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 484852


Resolution: 4080x4080

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

Description

NGC 2070 is known as the Tarantula Nebula. Its likeness to a spider is best seen visually, since the Ha regions captured by the CCD chip overwhelm the visual appearance. The Tarantula is an H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud and has an apparent magnitude of 8. Since its distance is about 49 kpc (160,000 light-years), it follows that this is an extremely luminous object. Its luminosity is so great that if it were as close to Earth as the Orion Nebula, it would cast shadows.

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