NGC 2080


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Harvey
NGC 2080
Nebula
CTIO, Chile
12-04-2007
Description

NGC 2080, (also known as the Ghost Head Nebula) is a massive star forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud which is infrequently imaged.  Hubble Space Telescope has done most of the work on this object.  The two large glowing regions of luminesence are the "eyes" and are named A1 and A2.  These are intensly hot glowing globs of hydrogen and oxygen.  The massive stars in A1 and A2 must have formed within the last 10 000 years since their natal gas shrouds are not yet disrupted by the powerful radiation of the newly born stars.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
HaR-HaG-HaB with 160 minutes of Ha and 120 minutes of each color
Camera:
Apogee Alta U47
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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