Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  30 Dor Cluster  ·  NGC 2005  ·  NGC 2009  ·  NGC 2015  ·  NGC 2033  ·  NGC 2037  ·  NGC 2042  ·  NGC 2044  ·  NGC 2048  ·  NGC 2050  ·  NGC 2052  ·  NGC 2055  ·  NGC 2060  ·  NGC 2069  ·  NGC 2070  ·  NGC 2074  ·  NGC 2080  ·  NGC 2081  ·  NGC 2083  ·  NGC 2084  ·  NGC 2093  ·  NGC 2100  ·  NGC 2108  ·  Tarantula Nebula
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC 2070 - The Tarantula in True Color, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne
NGC 2070 - The Tarantula in True Color
Powered byPixInsight

NGC 2070 - The Tarantula in True Color

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC 2070 - The Tarantula in True Color, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne
NGC 2070 - The Tarantula in True Color
Powered byPixInsight

NGC 2070 - The Tarantula in True Color

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

Imaging cameras: FLI ML16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1600 with encoders

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

Guiding cameras: Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Finger Lakes Instruments Luminance  ·  Blue  ·  Green  ·  Red


Frames:
Blue: 20x600" (3h 20')
Finger Lakes Instruments Luminance: 14x600" (2h 20')
Green: 21x600" (3h 30')
Red: 15x600" (2h 30')

Integration: 11h 40'


Astrometry.net job: 3366048

RA center: 5h 37' 17"

DEC center: -69° 18' 32"

Pixel scale: 1.129 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 188.367 degrees

Field radius: 0.904 degrees


Resolution: 4500x3600

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

This was one I have been working on for quite some time, but I am glad I spent the extra time with it. This data really helped this target shine, I think much more so than the SHO version of the image. However, I think that is just my fault. Seeing the end result of this image has just made me want to go back and really improve upon the SHO version after seeing what the LRGB was capable of!

What surprised me more than anything though, was the inclusion of the SNR 1987A, a small target even for Hubble. While this image of course lacked the detail of Hubble, you can still clearly see it from its intense magenta.

Comments

Revisions

  • Final
    NGC 2070 - The Tarantula in True Color, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne
    Original
    NGC 2070 - The Tarantula in True Color, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne
    B

B

Description: SNR 1987A

Uploaded: ...

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

NGC 2070 - The Tarantula in True Color, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne