Contains: eta Car nebula, NGC 3372

Image of the day 01/30/2018

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Carina Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1845x2574

Frames: 48x120"

Integration: 1.6 hours job: 1900471

RA center: 161.172 degrees

DEC center: -59.744 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.880 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 20.079 degrees

Field radius: 0.827 degrees


One of the most well known wonders of the Southern Sky is the diffuse nebula rich in hydrogen. It was named after the bright star Eta Carinae found in the middle of the area. On the night of the shooting, we were blessed with a level 10/10 seeing. As a result, I was able to achieve excellent resolution in spite of having a 8" telescope mirror.



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Sky plot


Carina Nebula, 


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