NGC 2070 – Tarantula Nebula HA+RGB Enhanced Colour

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Target Information
Located in the constellation of Doradus inside 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
4th to 25th December 2005
Camera
SBIG 2000XM -20C
Filters
SBIG CFW8A, HA, Red, Green, Blue
Exposure
Total Time: 31.3 hours
HA: 14 hours
Red: 6.1 hours
Green: 5.3 hours
Blue: 5.8 hour
Telescope
William Optics 80mm Fluorite Doublet with William Optics x.80 Field Flattener
Mount
Paramount ME
Aquired with
CCDAutoPilot2
Processing
CCDSoft, Registar, MaximDL & Photoshop
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)