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Object Info
Object Name NGC2070 - The Tarantula Nebula
Type Emission Nebula;
Location RA: 5h:.38m Dec: -69:05'
Constellation Dorado
Image Field 56 x 38 arcminutes
Notes This image was the Semi Professional Deep Sky First Place and Overall winner of the 2005 CWAS David Malin Awards.

"A fine, long-exposure image of a spectacular southern-sky object taken with a small telescope. It reveals excellent astronomical technique and mastery of the complex business of manipulating and combining digital images so they look perfectly natural."
- David Malin. 2005.

Taken from: Tin Shed Observatory
Gold Coast, Queensland
Long - Lat = 153:23.54E - 27:56.8S
On: 24th April 2005.

Image Info
Telescope Intes MN61 - 6" f6 Maksutov-Newtonian
Focal Length 900 millimetres
Telescope guiding External by ST5C on 102mm f5 refractor at 1000mm
Telescope control Astrometric Sky Walker II
CCD camera SBIG ST-10xe
Camera cooling Regulated Thermoelectric
Camera pixels 2184 x 1472 x 6.8um
Image scale 1.5 arcseconds per pixel
Processed with: Maxim DL/CCD, Mira A/P, PixInsight Standard Beta, Photoshop
Exposure Ha:R:G:B = 190:40:40:40 minutes
Image Calibrations All sub-images Dark Subtracted, Flat Fielded.