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


            Bruce Rohrlach
Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070)
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Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070)

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Dates:Dec. 21, 2018

ZWO Ha 36mm: 120x30" bin 1x1
ZWO OIII 36mm: 120x30" bin 1x1
ZWO SII 36mm: 120x30" bin 1x1

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2643225

RA center: 5h 38' 43"

DEC center: -69° 22' 40"

Pixel scale: 1.649 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 57.941 degrees

Field radius: 0.602 degrees

Resolution: 2085x1600

Locations: Boronia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Fireworks to bring in the new year !

NGC 2070 - The Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Data was collected using 1 hour of exposure through each of Ha, OIII and S2 filters (ASI1600mm Pro) using 30 second sub-frames. I probably need to double my total exposure time here (from 3 to 6 hours) to further enhance the delicate shells of hydrogen gas that surround the adjacent small nebula. NGC 2070 is one of the most intense starburst regions known in the local group of galaxies - a star burst being a region of space with prolific star formation. Imaged from home in suburban Boronia, Melbourne, using narrow band filters a couple days shy of this months full moon.



Bruce Rohrlach
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Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070), 


            Bruce Rohrlach