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Contains:  eta Car nebula, NGC 3372
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NGC 3372

Technical card

Resolution: 4794x3134

Dates:Jan. 19, 2018

Frames: 32x180"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.22% job: 1927793

RA center: 161.160 degrees

DEC center: -59.806 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.715 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.534 degrees

Field radius: 0.568 degrees

Locations: Home obs, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Backyard


The Carina Nebula is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years from Earth. The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known due to its location in the southern sky.
Eta Carinae is a highly luminous hypergiant star. Estimates of its mass range from 100 to 150 times the mass of the Sun, and its luminosity is about four million times that of the Sun.



Ben S Klerk
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NGC 3372, 


            Ben S Klerk