NGC 2070


Paul Albers

Mount Martha Victoria Australia

Using a William Optics FLT110 and a QHY9 Mono CCD.
10 minute Lum x 6 Bin 1×1.
5 minute RGB x 6 Bin 1×1.
Processed with CCD Stacker and Ps CS3.

Taken at The Briars National Park, Mt Martha Victoria. Australia

The Tarantula Nebula is a large emission nebula located in the southern constellation Dorado.

The star-forming region lies within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way and one of the nearest galaxies to our own, located on the border between Dorado and Mensa.

The nebula is also known as 30 Doradus. It has the designation NGC 2070 in the New General Catalogue.