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Tarantula Nebula NGC2070, 



    
        

            Nick Axaris

Tarantula Nebula NGC2070

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Tarantula Nebula NGC2070, 



    
        

            Nick Axaris

Tarantula Nebula NGC2070

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS-Optics PHOTOLINE 130 mm f/7 Triplet APO TS-Optics PHOTOLINE 130 mm f/7

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC pro

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro belt mod

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60mm Guidescope ZWO 60280 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120MM Mini

Focal reducers: TS Optics TS Big Field Flattener 2.5"

Software: Adobe photoshop  ·  Astro Pixel Processor APP

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2"

Accessory: ZWO AsiAir Pro


Dates:Nov. 8, 2020

Frames: 42x300" (3h 30')

Integration: 3h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 22.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.67%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4004062


Resolution: 2443x1642

Locations: Backyard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

42x 300 secs in bortle 6 skies Melbourne.

NGC 2070

The Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, is more than a thousand light-years in diameter, a giant star forming region within nearby satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud. About 180 thousand light-years away, it's the largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies. The cosmic arachnid sprawls across the top of this spectacular view, composed with narrowband filter data centered on emission from ionized hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Within the Tarantula (NGC 2070), intense radiation, stellar winds and supernova shocks from the central young cluster of massive stars, cataloged as R136, energize the nebular glow and shape the spidery filaments. Around the Tarantula are other star forming regions with young star clusters, filaments, and blown-out bubble-shaped clouds. The rich field of view spans about 2 degrees or 4 full moons, in the southern constellation Dorado. But were the Tarantula Nebula closer, say 1,500 light-years distant like the local star forming Orion Nebula, it would take up half the sky.

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Tarantula Nebula NGC2070, 



    
        

            Nick Axaris