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Fred Herrmann
December 1, 2015
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Contains: Deep sky object

Acquisition Details

Date Posted: December 1, 2015

Time: 04:00 PM

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Description

One of my favorite images taken awhile back from Siding Springs Australia. The Tarantula is located in the southern constellation Dorado (Dolphin Fish) at a distance of 160,000 light-years. The Tarantula is so intensely bright it would cast a shadow at night were it “only” 1,300 light-years distant as is the Great Nebula in Orion! Some of the brightest and most massive stars known are located in the star cluster located at its core. http://owlmountainobservatory.com https://www.facebook.com/OwlMountainObservatory



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