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NGC2070 Tarantula

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NGC2070 Tarantula

Equipment

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 10, 2019
Frames:
105×180(5h 15′)
Integration:
5h 15′
Avg. Moon age:
7.67 days
Avg. Moon phase:
53.01%

RA center: 05h38m44s.47

DEC center: -69°0511.10

Pixel scale: 2.057 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.956 degrees

Field radius: 0.831 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2328x1743

File size: 7.4 MB

Locations: deepskysafaris.com Rooisand, Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller

Description

At evening in June the LMC drops quickly to the southern horizon, actually grazing it after midnight. Despite its low position it stood out in Binoculars, and I hoped to get a decent shot using a moderate focal length.

This is with one of Farieds 8" f/4 actually, and I used Optolong LRGB and HO filters on ASI1600MPro. Narrowband helped a lot to bring out the nebula against the star masses, and the full extent of nebulae are best featured on the starless Bicolor version.

The strange Neon like tint is taken from the pure RGB and represents nearly the true colors. In many color photos the Tarantula shows up rather bluish than reddish, its just how it looks.

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B

Description: Bicolor starless

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C

Description: annotated version

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