Tarantula nebula

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Tarantula nebula

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(Celestial Objects) a huge bright emission nebula located in the S hemisphere in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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The most eye-catching part of the image, however, is the NGC 2070, a young star cluster that has only been around for 2 million years.
ASSA Top-100 Deep-Sky Objects n Object 1 NGC 55 2 NGC 104, 47 Tuc 3 NGC 247 4 NGC 246 5 NGC 253, Silver Coin 6 NGC 288 7 SMC 8 NGC 362 9 M77, NGC 1068 10 NGC 1261 11 NGC 1291 12 NGC 1316 13 NGC 1365 14 NGC 1535 15 NGC 1851 16 LMC 17 M79, NGC 1904 18 M42, Orion Nebula 19 NGC 1977 20 NGC 2070, Tarantula 21 M41, NGC 2287 22 NGC 2362, tau CMa 23 M47, NGC 2422 24 M46, NGC 2437 25 NGC 2451 26 M93, NGC 2447 27 NGC 2477 28 NGC 2516 29 NGC 2547 30 M48, NGC 2548 31 lC 2391 32 NGC 2808 33 NGC 2818 34 IC 2488 35 NGC 3114 36 NGC 3115, Spindle 37 NGC 3132, Eight-Burst 38 NGC 3201 39 NGC 3242 40 IC 2581 41 NGC 3293 42 NGC 3324 43 IC 2602, South.
The star cluster NGC 2070, 130 light-years across, lies at the Tarantula's heart.
The region's sparkling centerpiece is a giant, young star cluster named NGC 2070, only 2 million to 3 million years old.
NGC 2070 is situated in a rich and impressive part of the LMC, and is one of the most outstanding objects against our southern hemisphere skies.
The Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070) is the brightest emission nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and can readily be seen in binoculars as a bright patch on the eastern side of the LMC.
Jose Joaquin Perez The cluster of vibrant, young, blue stars known as R136 provides much of the energy that illuminates NGC 2070, the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The constellation Dorado contains no fewer than eleven Bennett objects: NGC 1549 = Ben 23, NGC = 1553 = Ben24, NGC 1566 = Ben 25, NGC 1617 = 25a, NGC 1672 = Ben 26, NGC 1763 = Ben 27, NGC 1783 = Ben 28, NGC 1818 = Ben 30, NGC 1866 = Ben 33, NGC 2070 = Ben 35 and NGC 2214 = Ben 36.
I normally shift from NGC 2070 (the Tarantula Nebula), to the small star clusters, NGC 2060 and NGC 2044 further south, from where I star-hop to the position of Supernova 1987A.
Globular clusters Omega Centauri and 47 Tucanae were dazzling, and the Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) showed extensive structure and detail.
Without a doubt, the most well known is NGC 2070, the Tarantula Nebula.