NGC 2070

NGC 2070
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NGC 2070

NGC 2070 or the Tarantula Nebula is an HII region in the Large Magellanic Cloud which is a satellite galaxy of our Milkyway. This is a very active region about 160,000 light years away from us. This image is processed in Hubble palette (SHO) which means it was taking using narrowband filters that lets in very specific wavelength of light for the emission gasses. During processing, Sulphur emission light is mapped as red, Hydrogen as green and Oxygen as blue. This makes the image very interesting to look at but at the same time makes identification of the gasses lot easier.

Total Exposure Time: 1 hr
SII: 300s x 4
Ha: 300s x 4
OIII: 300s x 4

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SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
ASA 500N (CHI-2)
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL16803
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
09 OCT 2020
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
Astrodon Ha (3nm), SII (3nm), OIII (3nm)
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
DSS, Photoshop
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