Tarantula Nebula

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Telescope: 0.43m at NSW, Au

Camera Filters: Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur, Luminance

Total exposure: 4 hours

Image width: 3/4 degree

The Tarantula Nebula is not in our galaxy, but lies in a companion galaxy, The Large Magellanic Cloud. The embedded star cluster R136 is one of the most energetic star clusters known. It holds a number of massive stars, including the most massive star known, R136a1.


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