Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3293  ·  NGC 3324  ·  NGC 3372  ·  Part of the constellation Carina (Car)  ·  eta Car nebula
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NGC 3372- Eta Carina Nebula in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Andy 01
NGC 3372- Eta Carina Nebula in Narrowband
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NGC 3372- Eta Carina Nebula in Narrowband

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NGC 3372- Eta Carina Nebula in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Andy 01
NGC 3372- Eta Carina Nebula in Narrowband
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NGC 3372- Eta Carina Nebula in Narrowband

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: StellarVue SV70T

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Software: StarTools 1.3.5RC Startools 1.3.5

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon O-III 3nm  ·  Astrodon S2 3nm

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller


Dates:Jan. 29, 2017

Frames: 48x900" (12h)

Integration: 12h

Avg. Moon age: 1.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.40%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1432823

RA center: 10h40m54s

DEC center: -59°3408

Pixel scale: 3.285 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 144.969 degrees

Field radius: 2.263 degrees


Resolution: 1824x2193

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Description

My first attempt at a two panel Mosaic with the SV70T.

I chose Eta Carina as it's a nice big, bright target to attempt as a test over two nights.

2 hrs each of 15 min subs Ha O3 & S2, 3nm Astrodon filters, with RGB stars.

There is a register problem with the stars at 9 o'clock, not sure exactly what happened there yet!

I've done a basic DDP stretch on the stacks, and aligned them using MSICE, which I found to be better than photomerge in PS2017. But obviously, there's still some issues to resolve.

Happy to take direction and input on this, but I don't use pixinsight, and prefer mac based solutions. That being said, I used Bootcamp to generate the stitches in MSICE for this one.

Then the usual HST, Bob Franke colour palatte, Andyfied with NIK filters etc.

I'm not 100% happy with the framing on this yet, IMO it needs rotatng about 30-45 degrees, so I'll likely redo it and try to get it looking really nice, so be kind with your comments folks!

Taken from suburban Melbourne, Australia, Pop 4.5million people with an excessive light fetish.

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NGC 3372- Eta Carina Nebula in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Andy 01