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NGC 2070 Tarantula up close, 


            Barry Brook

NGC 2070 Tarantula up close

Technical card

Resolution: 976x764

Dates:May 3, 2014

Frames: 92x25" ISO1600

Integration: 0.6 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 4.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.96%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 10.00 job: 276497


Close shot of the Tarantula Nebula in Dorado - a spectacular region of star formation in the Large Magellenic Cloud satellite galaxy. If it was as close as the Orion nebula, it would be so huge that it would occupy the entire constellation of Orion and cast shadows on Earth...

Unguided composite image taken with my Celestron 8SE, based on multiple short subs, stacked in DSS and edited in StarTools.



Barry Brook
License: Attribution Creative Commons


NGC 2070 Tarantula up close, 


            Barry Brook