NGC 2070 (LMC) The Tarantula Nebula.

NGC 2070 (Mosaic)

NGC 2070 (LMC) The Tarantula Nebula.

The Tarantula Nebula is a H11 area in the LMC, and a massive star forming region.

The compact star cluster R136 (35 LY across) contains very massive and hot stars that produce most of the energy that make this nebula visible.

Supernova 1987A was on the edge of this nebula.


Telescope.  16 inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure.  11 x 900 sec. (6)    Dec 2013, Jan 2014.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.