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.
Ha: 47x120s (1,6 hours) bin1x1
Ha: 26x300s (2,2 hours) bin1x1
R: 15x120s (0,5 hour) bin2x2
G: 15x120s (0,5 hour) bin2x2
B: 15x120s (0,5 hour) bin2x2
Total exposure: 5,3 hours
Telescope: Refractor Orion ED80
Focal Length: 600mm
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Filters: LRGB Optolong and H-Alpha 7nm Baader
Location: Silvânia / GO / Brazil