The "Tarantula Nebula" NGC 2070
The Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, or NGC 2070, is an H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The Tarantula Nebula has an apparent magnitude of 8. Considering its distance of about 160,000 light years from Earth, this is an extremely luminous non-stellar object.
Instrument: Bintel 8" Newtonian Astrograph.
Focal Ratio: F/4
Camera: Pentax K x
Camera Sensitivity: Iso 800
Exposure Details: 13 x 5 minute subs+ Master Flat Darks and Bias frames
Autoguider: Orion Autoguider Saxon ED80 as guide scope.
Date: 17th April 2012
Viewing Location: Balnarring Victoria
Software Enchancements: DSS PS CS2
Comments: Fantastic clear night
Seeing conditions: 9
Author: Paul Albers
Wed Apr 18 19:21:20 2012
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