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Contains:  NGC 2100, Tarantula nebula, NGC 2070
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Tarantula Nebula, 





    
        

            Jeff
Tarantula Nebula

Tarantula Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher Esprit 120ED APO

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI094MC Pro

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:William Optics 50mm Guide Scope

Software:PixInsight

Resolution: 2500x2600

Dates:Jan. 16, 2018

Frames:
30x120"
15x300"

Integration: 2.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.33%

Astrometry.net job: 2916029

RA center: 84.743 degrees

DEC center: -69.186 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.052 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.869 degrees

Field radius: 0.527 degrees

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, 





    
        

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