Basic object information
Object name: NGC 2070
Popular name: Tarantula Nebula
Object type: Bright nebula Magnitude: 5.0
Size: 30.0'x20.0'
Object classification: E
Description: !!! vB,vL,looped
Notes: 30 Dor cluster in LMC

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 05h 38m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -69 06' 00"

Constellation: Dorado

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. Obs. place: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/Time: 9/10.1.2010 1:05

Telescope: Newton 254/1200 mm

Magn: 171x
Field: 29'
SQM: 21.7 (1)
Visuality: I

Filter: -
NNE Lim.mag: 7.3
Seeing: 3
Height: 44

Weather: +13C 

Tarantula Nebula is probably the most beautiful nebula on the sky because of several bright sharp-edged structures. Using your imagination, you can see the spider-like figure in the middle of nebula where the nickname comes from. There are faint nebulae all around the field with averted vision. Many stars have involved with the nebula.