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Tarantula Nebula, 


            Fabiano B. Diniz

Tarantula Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4544x3029

Dates:Nov. 30, 2019

Optolong OIII 1.25" 6.5nm: 12x180" (gain: 139.00) bin 2x2
Optolong H-Alpha 7nm: 8x180" (gain: 139.00) bin 2x2
Optolong L-eNhance: 14x180" (gain: 139.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 1.7 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 3.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.41%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 3103755

Locations: Observatory of the Parana State School (OACEP), Campo Magro, PARANA, Brazil

Data source: Backyard


The Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070 - the whitish part in the center of the image) lies in the outskirts of the Large Magellanic Cloud (one of our neighbor galaxies). It is so large that if it was located as close as the Orion nebula, it would cover 30 degrees of our sky and even cast shadows.
Several other objects can be seen surrounding it, such as NGC 2074, 2080 and 2083, the three bright nebulae to the left of the Tarantula.



Fabiano B. Diniz
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Tarantula Nebula, 


            Fabiano B. Diniz