C103 - Tarantula Nebula
Caldwell 103 (NGC 2070) also known as the Tarantula Nebula is a diffuse nebula located within the constellation Dorado.
C103 is best viewed during Winter, is magnitude 8.2*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 40 x 25' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
- Tarantula Nebula
- diffuse nebula
- 40 x 25'
- 05 38.7
- -69 06'
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
Find your inner astronomer. Your guide to amateur astronomy.