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Tarantula Nebula (NGC2070)


Tarantula Nebula is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 160.000 light years away in the constellation of Dorado. It is referred to as NGC(2070) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Tarantula Nebula was discovered in 1751 by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. The Globular Cluster's location is 05h 38m 38s (R.A.) and -69:05.7 (Dec.). .

Fact File


NameTarantula Nebula
TypeGlobular Cluster
NGC Id2070
ConstellationDorado
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension05h 38m 38s
Declination-69:05.7
Distance (Lt.Yr)160.000
Year of Discovery1751
DiscovererNicolas Louis de Lacaille
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site
Tarantula Nebula (NGC2070) Globular Cluster in Dorado