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.