NGC 2070 – Tarantula Nebula

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Target Information
Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud the Tarantula Nebula is one of the skies larges emission nebula. It gets it name from the wispy “legs” extending out from the nebula.
Date
November 2005
Camera
SBIG 2000XM -20C
Filters
SBIG CFW8A, Clear IR Block, Red, Green, Blue
Exposure
Total Time: 70 minutes
Luminance: 10 minutes
Red: 20 minutes
Green: 20 minutes
Blue: 20 minutes
Telescope
William Optics 80ED
Mount
Paramount ME
Aquired with
CCDAutoPilot2
Processing
CCDSoft V5, MaximDL & Photoshop
Notes
This test imgaing run with CCDAutoPilot2. The exposure times are much shorter that what I would normally use.
Target Location
Right Ascension: 5 : 38.5 (hours:minutes)
Declination: -69 : 4.6 (degrees:minutes)
Visual Brightness: 5.0 (magnitude)
Apparent Dimension: 40″ (arc minutes)