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Tarantula Nebula   © Ken Crawford      Riverland Dingo Observatory
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Red 60 minutes
Green 60 minutes
Blue 60 minutes
Ha 5nm 150 minutes
OIII 3nm 180 minutes
SII 5nm 180 minutes
The Tarantula Nebula also known as NGC2070 is an HII region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. The Compact star cluster in the center is R136 and the nebula itself is very large and extremely luminous.
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30 Doradus showing the interaction of the nebula and the interstellar medium. Huge amounts of UV from R136 is making most of this nebula visible.

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