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Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070 | by Delberson Tiago
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Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070

Tarantula Nebula is an impressive cosmic object, it lies in Great Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy of our local group. This nebula is very rich in hydrogen, in this image we can see many complex clouds of ionized gas. NGC 2070 is a jewel for southern astrophotographers and I'm feeling so happy with this work. It's always a challenge to get this nebula because it is high on sky in rainy season here in Brazil.

 

Besides that, it was a great pleasure to do this work because there was a cooperation between Rick Stevenson and me sharing our h-alpha images to improve exposure time.

 

Rick Stevenson:

Ha: 47x120s (1,6 hours) bin1x1

 

Delberson:

Ha: 26x300s (2,2 hours) bin1x1

R: 30x120s (1 hour) bin2x2

G: 30x120s (1 hour) bin2x2

B: 30x120s (1 hour) bin2x2

 

Total exposure: 6,8 hours

 

* Setup:

Telescope: Refractor Orion ED80

Focal Length: 600mm

Camera: QHY163M

Mount: HEQ5 Pro

Filters: LRGB Optolong and H-Alpha 7nm Baader

Location: Silvânia / GO / Brazil

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Taken on January 4, 2019