Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2070  ·  NGC 2100  ·  Tarantula nebula
The Tarantula Nebula, 



    
        

            Don Curry
The Tarantula Nebula
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The Tarantula Nebula

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 13, 2013
Frames:
4×300(20′)
Integration:
20′
Avg. Moon age:
1.89 days
Avg. Moon phase:
4.00%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 133541

RA center: 05h38m35s.5

DEC center: -69°0603

Pixel scale: 0.824 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.329 degrees

Field radius: 0.422 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

File size: 286.3 KB

Description

The "Tarantula Nebula" found in the Southern Skies is an HII region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, distance is about 160,000 light years. It is in the constellation of Dorado. Age is estimated at 25 million years, radius is 300 light years.

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The Tarantula Nebula, 



    
        

            Don Curry

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