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Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey
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Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey
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Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI094MC Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM

Software: PHD  ·  Nebulosity  ·  Pleiades PixInsight

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-P2


Dates:Jan. 16, 2018

Frames: 30x120" (1h)

Integration: 1h

Avg. Moon age: 28.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.33%


Astrometry.net job: 1953380

RA center: 5h 38' 48"

DEC center: -69° 16' 21"

Pixel scale: 1.170 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.178 degrees

Field radius: 0.758 degrees


Resolution: 3800x2700

Data source: Backyard

Description

I have always struggled with good data and processing for this target, so have put some extra effort in this time. Have chosen to leave the colours pale, rather than cranking up the Ha across the image field.

From Wikipedia: Considering its distance of about 160,000 light-years, the Tarantula Nebula is an extremely luminous non-stellar object. Its luminosity is so great that if it were as close to Earth as the Orion Nebula, it would cast daytime shadows. In fact it is the most active starburst region known in the Local Group of galaxies. The nebula resides on the leading edge of the LMC where ram pressure stripping, and the compression of the interstellar medium likely resulting from this, is at a maximum.

Thanks for looking!

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Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey