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Tarantula Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey
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Tarantula Nebula

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Tarantula Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey
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Tarantula Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI094MC Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50mm Guide Scope

Software: PixInsight


Dates:Jan. 16, 2018

Frames:
30x120" (1h)
15x300" (1h 15')

Integration: 2h 15'

Avg. Moon age: 28.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.33%


Astrometry.net job: 2916029

RA center: 5h 38' 58"

DEC center: -69° 11' 8"

Pixel scale: 1.052 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -96.629 degrees

Field radius: 0.527 degrees


Resolution: 2500x2600

Locations: Wonga Park, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Reprocessed Tarantula data from Jan 2018.

From Wikipedia: Considering its distance of about 160,000 light-years, the Tarantula Nebula is an extremely luminous non-stellar object. Its luminosity is so great that if it were as close to Earth as the Orion Nebula, it would cast daytime shadows. In fact it is the most active starburst region known in the Local Group of galaxies. The nebula resides on the leading edge of the LMC where ram pressure stripping, and the compression of the interstellar medium likely resulting from this, is at a maximum.

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Tarantula Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Coldrey