Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3372  ·  eta Car nebula
Eta carina, 


Eta carina
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Eta carina

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen R130S

Imaging cameras: Sony NEX-5

Mounts: Vixen GP

Software: RegiStax 6.0

Dates:Jan. 9, 2018

Frames: 24x10"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.39%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1962873

RA center: 10h 44' 0"

DEC center: -59° 41' 27"

Pixel scale: 1.453 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 130.349 degrees

Field radius: 1.045 degrees

Resolution: 4276x2917

Locations: Bellefonte, Bellefonte, PA, United States


Took this picture from my garden 3 km outside our small town.
The pictures were taken unguided with an old Vixen motorized mount and a 130mm reflector I got in an auction as junk (and then cleaned and collimated).
Please leave comments or suggestion on how to improve.
Thanks for watching!


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Eta carina,