Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  IC 2602  ·  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  NGC 3114  ·  NGC 3199  ·  NGC 3293  ·  NGC 3372  ·  NGC 3532  ·  NGC 3572  ·  NGC 3576  ·  Part of the constellation Carina (Car)  ·  Part of the constellation Vela (Vel)  ·  Southern Pleiades  ·  The star θCar  ·  The star λCen  ·  The star λMus  ·  The star μMus  ·  The star μVel  ·  The star ο1Cen  ·  The star πCen  ·  The star υCar  ·  The star φVel  ·  The star ωCar  ·  eta Car nebula  ·  lambda Cen nebula
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Eta Carina - Wide Field
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Eta Carina - Wide Field

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Imaging cameras: Canon 60Da

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Software: DeepSky Stacker 3.3.2  ·  Photoshop CS 6

Accessory: Skywatcher Synscan GPS unit


Dates:April 26, 2014

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 26.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.15%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 304318

RA center: 10h 38' 53"

DEC center: -59° 26' 34"

Pixel scale: 40.456 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.797 degrees

Field radius: 13.827 degrees


Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Lake Moogerah, Aratula, Queensland, Australia

Description

Just did a rough polar alignment using a compass and angle level. I seam to have gotten lucky and on accident found If I stay around the south celest pole area, I can get 3min subs with no autoguiding or proper polar alignment. Have done a couple of shots like this, and to me they have turned out great. Next step is to do a proper polar alignment and use autoguiding and then see how that goes.

Canon 60Da

55mm-250mm F 4-5.6 ( 55mm F 4 )

1x ISO 1000 60sec

1x ISO 400 180sec

4x ISO 320 180sec

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Eta Carina - Wide Field, 



    
        

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