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The Tarantula nebula is also known as 30 Doradus, or NGC 2070. It is an extremely luminous non-stellar object located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The LMC is a dwarf galaxy closest to our own galaxy and visible from the Southern Hemisphere. Supernova 1987A occurred in the outskirts of the Tarantula nebula.

Image Data : Total exp.= 2.8 hours.
L:R:G:B:Ha:OIII:SII = 35:25:20:25:25:20:20 mins.
Location: San Pedro, Chile
Equipment: Ceravolo 300 Astrograph at f/4.9,
Mount: Paramount
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon filters
Software used: MaxIm DL, Registar, PS CS2
Image Aquisition: Peter
Image Processing: Debra

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