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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 2070, Tarantula Nebula, 30 Doradus


Type Emission Nebula 
Position 05 38.7, -69 06
Constellation Dorado
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details Ha=195m, OIII=210m, SII=225m, R=G=B=30m all unbinned.  Ha, OIII and SII combined as luminance over RGB layer. 
Description This huge emission nebula complex in the Large Magellanic Cloud would more than cover the whole constellation of Orion if placed at the position of the Orion Nebula.  It is visible with the naked eye as a hazy spot.

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