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NGC2070 - Tarantula Nebula in Doradus, 



    
        

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NGC2070 - Tarantula Nebula in Doradus
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NGC2070 - Tarantula Nebula in Doradus

NGC2070 - Tarantula Nebula in Doradus, 



    
        

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NGC2070 - Tarantula Nebula in Doradus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TMB APO 92mm f/5.5

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST8300M

Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ-6 Goto

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Loadstar guider

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik LRGB 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium Ha - OIII - SII

Accessory: Teleskop-Service TSOAG 9mm


Dates:Aug. 31, 2013Sept. 1, 2013

Frames:
Astronomik LRGB 36mm: 12x300" (1h) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik LRGB 36mm: 19x300" (1h 35') -15C bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium Ha - OIII - SII: 12x900" (3h) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 35'

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 25.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.52%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean FWHM: 2.70

Temperature: 9.33


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 94226

RA center: 5h 38' 56"

DEC center: -69° 5' 16"

Pixel scale: 2.893 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.085 degrees

Field radius: 1.171 degrees


Resolution: 2341x1736

Locations: Lily's Flower Observatory, Santa Rita do Sapucai, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Description

Tarantula is an amazing nebula. Actually NGC2070 is a star cluster embedded into the nebula, the largest area of emission of HII in the known universe.

Tarantula has a diameter of 1000 ly, apparent diameter as seen from Earth of almost a full moon and is around 100 times the size of M42 in Orion.

Details:

Luminance: 12x300sec

Ha: 12x900sec

R, B: 12x300sec Bin 2x2

G: 7x300sec Bin 2x2

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NGC2070 - Tarantula Nebula in Doradus, 



    
        

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