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NGC 2070 - Tarantula Nebula, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters
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NGC 2070 - Tarantula Nebula

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



    
        

            Rodney Watters
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NGC 2070 - Tarantula Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Black Daimond

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 60Da

Mounts: EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot autoguider (SSAG)

Software: Binary Rivers Backyard EOS


Dates:Oct. 6, 2013

Frames: 5x600" (50')

Integration: 50'

Avg. Moon age: 1.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.59%


Astrometry.net job: 143921

RA center: 5h 38' 38"

DEC center: -69° 14' 19"

Pixel scale: 2.263 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -73.315 degrees

Field radius: 0.802 degrees


Resolution: 2125x1406

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Tarantula Nebula is a difficult object to process given the large dynamic range of the image. Required selecting different areas in Photoshop and processing them separately to avoid overexposing the core of the nebula. As this shot was taken on the southern outskirts of Bathurst, an Astronomik CLS-CCD clip in filter was used in the 60Da camera to cut down the light pollution. This worked but require pushing the sub exposure time out to ten minutes so as to catch sufficient data. Will have another go at this one when there is time to capture more data.

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NGC 2070 - Tarantula Nebula, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters