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NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Dorado

Altitude: -30.6°   Azimuth: 177.8°   Direction: South

NGC 2070 is a HII Ionized region in the Dorado constellation. NGC 2070 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2070 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.53333333333333x0.53333333333333 degrees (32x32 arcmins).

Image of NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Dorado star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2070 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (16 arcmin) and minor (16 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2070

NGC 2070
HII Ionized region
Dorado

NGC 2070 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.6°
Azimuth: 177.8°
Direction: South

See also NGC 2070 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 7.25, NGC 2070 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Dorado

Photometric information of NGC 2070

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2070 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

5
7.25

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of NGC 2070

The following table reports NGC 2070 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2070 is a visual representation of it.
16 arcmin
16 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2070

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2070 are provided in the following table:

05h 38m 41s
-69° 06’ 02”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2070 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Dorado.

Rise and set times of NGC 2070 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt