The Tarantula Nebula other designations 30 Doradus, or NGC 2070 is an H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). In 1751 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille recognized its nebular nature.

Photo Details

  Telescope: FSQ106EDX (530 mm) Takahashi

  Camera: ST-8300M, Sbig Filter wheel, Baader 36mm round HLRGB filters

  Mount: G11 GT Celestron branded

  Guiding: Off-axis, Orion SS Autoguider

  Exposure: LRGB L 12x300sec, R 2x300sec, G 2x300sec, B 2x300sec

  When: June 2013

  Other information: Tivoli Farm, Namibia