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A Tangled Web - NGC 2070, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey

A Tangled Web - NGC 2070

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A Tangled Web - NGC 2070, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey

A Tangled Web - NGC 2070

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI094MC Pro  ·  ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Evostar 72ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI178MM

Focal reducers: Starizona Apex ED 0.65x L Reducer / Flattener

Software: TheSkyX Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm 31mm  ·  Chroma Ha 5nm 31mm  ·  Orion Luminance 1.25"

Accessory: Optec FocusLynx


Dates:Jan. 16, 2018Oct. 2, 2019Dec. 10, 2020Dec. 14, 2020

Frames:
Baader 1.25" Ha 7nm: 42x180" (2h 6') (gain: 139.00) -15C
Chroma OIII 3nm 31mm: 34x240" (2h 16') (gain: 139.00) -15C
OSC Camera: 30x120" (1h)
Orion Luminance 1.25": 62x120" (2h 4')

Integration: 7h 26'

Avg. Moon age: 21.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.53%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4093316


Resolution: 3200x2400

Locations: Wonga Park, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Tarantulas are large, hairy and grotesquely beautiful creatures. They tend to live long creepy lives (up to 40 years), and many species ordain their environments with complex sheets and tubes of silken web.

This is the largest and most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies. Intense radiation, stellar winds and supernova shocks energize the nebula glow and shape the spidery filaments. If only 1,270 light years way away like the Orion Nebula, NGC 2070 would take up around 30 degrees of the sky, and this field would cover almost half of the sky.

In this HOO image I have attempted to show the complexity of the silken like nebulosity, with a hint of RGB stars blended in from a previous image. It is also first light for a recently purchased Starizona Apex 0.65 focal reducer, reducing the normally f/7 Esprit 120 refractor to around f/4.5.

Thanks for looking, and clear skies.

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