Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3372  ·  eta Car nebula
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Eta Carinae, 


Eta Carinae
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Eta Carinae

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher ED APO 102 Black Diamond

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 30D

Mounts: HEQ5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ST80

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher Sw .85 reducer

Software: Binary Rivers Backyard EOS  ·  PHD guiding

Filters: CLS

Dates:May 6, 2012

Frames: 4x1200" (1h 20')

Integration: 1h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 15.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.82%

Astrometry.net job: 160969

RA center: 10h 45' 11"

DEC center: -59° 44' 38"

Pixel scale: 1.680 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.105 degrees

Field radius: 0.746 degrees

Resolution: 620x403


This is going to be an image I continue to add data to over time.

This started out as 20*180 sec subs at ISO 800 however I am playing with SNR to get rid of noise and I have added 4*1200 sec subs and also 5 *600 sec subs, both at ISO400 and utilising in camera noise reduction.


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Eta Carinae,