NGC 2070 in Doradus "Tarantula Nebula"

NGC 2070 is a large open cluster and candidate super star cluster located on the south-east corner of the Large Magellanic Cloud. It is located at the center of the Tarantula Nebula and produces most of the energy that makes it visible. Its central condensation is the star cluster R136, one of the most energetic star clusters known. It holds a number of massive stars, including the most massive star known RMC 136a1.

 

Processed from the Data arcives from SSRO  01-01-2014
Exposure Time:    3 frame mosaic with total of 16 hrs Ha, 13 hrs OIII, 6.5 hrs Red, 5 hrs Green, and 7 hrs Blue
Camera:    Apogee U9
Telescope:    RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:    Planewave 200HR

CTIO, Chile

Bottom image is narrow band data only.

Mark Hanson, S. Mazlin, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO

Mark Hanson, S. Mazlin, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO

Mark Hanson, S. Mazlin, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO

Mark Hanson, S. Mazlin, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO