|NGC 2070 Tarantula Nebula|
Steve explains how amazing NGC 2070 really is:
Here’s the first light image for my latest CCD camera a STXL6303 to replace my old STL6303 which has been sold. Nothing startling – just the Tarantula. The next upgrade to the Theodore observatory will be Martin Pugh’s old mount which should be up and running in about 2-3 weeks.
This huge emission nebula complex in the Large Magellanic Cloud would more than cover the whole constellation of Orion if placed at the position of the Orion Nebula. It is visible with the naked eye as a hazy spot.
Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 2070, Tarantula Nebula, 30 Doradus
Type : Emission Nebula
Position: 05 38.7, -69 06
Camera and Telescope: STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio: F9
Exposure Details: 195 minutes unbinned exposure with Astrodon 3nm Hydrogen Alpha filter unbinned