Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070)

This is the brightest emission nebula inside the Large Magellanic Cloud, visible to the naked eye from a distance of 190000 light years. If it was as close as the Orion Nebula, it would cover some 30 degrees of the sky and outshine Venus!

Instrument 8" Newtonian 800 mm f/4
Film Kodak Ektapress Multispeed PJM
Date 28 March 1998, 20:15 - 20423 UTC
Site Cederberg Observatory, South Africa
Image # 1998-1/15

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