Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  Carina Nebula  ·  Foramen  ·  IC 2599  ·  NGC 3293  ·  NGC 3324  ·  NGC 3372  ·  NGC 3496  ·  NGC 3503  ·  NGC 3532  ·  NGC 3572  ·  NGC 3576  ·  NGC 3579  ·  NGC 3581  ·  NGC 3584  ·  NGC 3586  ·  NGC 3590  ·  NGC 3603  ·  PK288+00.1  ·  PK288+00.2  ·  PK288-00.1  ·  PK289-00.1  ·  PK290-00.1  ·  Part of the constellation Carina (Car)  ·  T Car  ·  Wishing Well Cluster  ·  eta Car  ·  eta Car Nebula  ·  t01 Car  ·  t02 Car  ·  u Car  ·  And 3 more.
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Eta Carina panorama, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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Eta Carina panorama

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Eta Carina panorama, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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Eta Carina panorama

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 100 mm Esprit APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R-Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM mini

Software: PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley


Dates:Feb. 11, 2021Feb. 12, 2021Feb. 13, 2021

Frames: 191x120" (6h 22')

Integration: 6h 22'

Avg. Moon age: 10.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.27%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean FWHM: 2.03


Astrometry.net job: 4221587

RA center: 10h 56' 5"

DEC center: -59° 50' 7"

Pixel scale: 2.193 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.778 degrees

Field radius: 3.335 degrees


Resolution: 9659x5112

Locations: Speargrass Flat Observatory, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard

Description

My first proper PI mosaic, using GMM. These are the first three panels of an planned 8 panel mosaic. I don't plan to post on this area again, until I have all eight in the bag and mosaic'ed up. Which could be some time, given the weather. Two the three panels are taken in very indifferent weather (result in the rejection of over 2/3rd of the subs). But I am pleased to have got this far. Putting together a mosaic is not easy....

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Eta Carina panorama, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle