The Details
Object
NGC 2070 Tarantula Nebula in Dorado
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 GTO with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI Proline 16803
Filters
Tru-Balance 5nm Hydrogen-Alpha
Date
08 December 2013
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
Ha 5 x 900 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
ACP, Maxim DL/CCD, CCDStack, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 52' x 52' centered on RA05h38m22s DEC -69°08’56” (2000.0) . North angle 360°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
This is the first test image taken with a custom-built Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass telescope installed at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile during December 2013. The telescope system is designed for remote operation by a consortium of stakeholders who dedicated their time and effort to make this project a reality, and will be used jointly by both them and the astronomers of the Carnegie Observatories.

The Tarantula Nebula, aka NGC 2070 and Doradus 30, is a complex HII region at the eastern end of the Large Magellanic Cloud's stellar bar. It is located approximately 180,000 light years from Earth.

 

 

 

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