NGC 2070
DSS image of NGC 2070
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 2070, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 2070
Tarantula Nebula, Looped Nebula, 30 Dor
Lac I.2

Type  Bright Nebula
Magnitude  8.2
Size  40'
RA (2000)  5h 38' 42.5"
Dec (2000)  68° 53' 57" S
Constellation  Dorado
Description  !!! vB, vL, looped
Classification  E
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Nov 2, 2008    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
12x36 Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars @ 12x

Bright, large, conspicuous even very low on the horizon and in a fair amount of extinction, no detail visible, just 1° above the slope of Mauna Loa
Other Data Sources for NGC 2070
Associated objects for NGC 2070
Nearby objects for NGC 2070
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.

NGC & IC object notes from Harold Corwin licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Additional supplementary material for NGC and IC catalog objects from Courtney Seligman with non-commercial use allowed, found at

NGC 2070