Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  NGC 3372  ·  eta Car nebula
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Eta Carina nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones
Eta Carina nebula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA 130

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP1100 gto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA 130

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Software: CCDStack 2

Filters: Astrodon LRGB2

Accessory: Astrodon MonsterMOAG Off-Axis Guider

Dates:Jan. 28, 2017

Frames: 72x300"

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.25%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1428504

RA center: 10h 43' 39"

DEC center: -59° 51' 10"

Pixel scale: 1.232 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.721 degrees

Field radius: 0.986 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1459

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


It was time to return to a favourite of southern hemisphere imagers, the mighty Eta Carina nebula, cataloged as NGC 3372..

Location: LMDSS, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Date: shot over the Australia Day weekend 26 - 29th Jan 2017.
Scope: Takahashi 130 TOA NBF refractor, focal length 1000 mm
Camera: mono ML16200 with a Loadstar X2 on an Astrodon MOAG off-axis guider.
Software: Sequence Generator Pro
27 x 180 sec on an Astrodon Lum filter
17 x 180 sec each Red, Green, Blue Astrodon filters
Sensor temp: -30



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Eta Carina nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones