Tarantula Nebula, NGC7020

One of the showcase objects in the Southern Sky is the Tarantula Nebula, also designated as 30 Doradus. The nebula is an HII region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) approximately 160,000 light-years distant. The primary light in the nebula is the star cluster NGC 7020. The cluster has an estimated mass of 450,000 solar masses, suggesting that it will likely become a globular cluster in the future. The name Tarantula Nebula arose the mid 20th century from the appearance in deep photographic exposures. (Wikipedia).

The image data was captured via the iTelescope.net website by a 20-inch telescope at the Siding Springs Observatory in Australia. The image was processed from the raw data in my studio with Pixinsight and Photoshop.






~ by Rsmith on December 12, 2021.

One Response to “Tarantula Nebula, NGC7020”

  1. I would love to paint all of these nebula. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday.

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