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NGC 2070 Tarantula Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC 2070 Tarantula Nebula

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NGC 2070 Tarantula Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Officina Stellare RiDK 500  ·  Officina Stellare RiDK 400

Imaging cameras: FLI PL 16803

Mounts: Planewave L600  ·  10micron GM4000HPS

Filters: Astrodon LRGB  ·  Chroma Ha OIII SII 5nm


Dates:Nov. 6, 2020

Frames: 162x900" (40h 30')

Integration: 40h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 20.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.83%


Astrometry.net job: 4551795

RA center: 5h 38' 38"

DEC center: -69° 5' 41"

Pixel scale: 0.662 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.461 degrees

Field radius: 0.517 degrees


Resolution: 3976x3983

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

Description

NGC 2070 does not need much of an introduction as it is a very popular target. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud the Tarantula Nebula is the most active and one of the largest star forming areas in our local Galaxy Group. There are an estimated 800,000 stars within the nebula. The nebula is so bright if it were located at the same distance from Earth as the Orion Nebula it would actually cast a shadow on the ground.

Imaged in LRGB H alpha and OIII on our RiDK 400 and RiDK 500 at Obstech, El Sauce, Chile.

Image Processing: Mike Selby

System Control: Voyager by Leo Orazi

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