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NGC 3372 - Carina nebula in HaRGB, 


            Nicholas Jones

NGC 3372 - Carina nebula in HaRGB

Technical card

Dates:April 25, 2013

Frames: 11x60"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.84%

Basic astrometry details job: 345475

Resolution: 620x467

Locations: Heathcote, Victoria, Australia, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia


The Carina nebula lies in the constellation Carina. It includes two stars that are surround by a bright red nebulos cloud. This object lies 7500 to 8000 light years away.

I reprocessed the data using Maxim DL to calibrate, align, stack and stretch to give a better result. I used HaRBG, but next time I will just try a clear filter for the luminance.
The image is uncropped and covers 2.7 by 2 degrees of the sky.

3 x 60sec 6nm Hydrogen alpha
3 x 60sec Red
2 x 60sec Green (one had to be discarded)
3 x 60sec Blue

All with x2 binning (more by mistake than design).

Taken at Heathcote, Victoria, Australia on 6th April 2013
Auto guide: SBIG ST-i
Camera: QSI583wsg attached using a Televue 0.8 reducer
Capture software: Nebulosity
Processing software: Maxim DL
Scope: Stellarvue 80mm Apo Triplet
Mount: Celestron CGEM DX



Nicholas Jones
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NGC 3372 - Carina nebula in HaRGB, 


            Nicholas Jones