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Contains:  NGC 3293, NGC 3324, NGC 3372, Part of the constellation Carina (Car), eta Car nebula
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The Carina Nebula and the Nova Carinae 2018

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi 106mm f/530

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 16803 CCD camera

Mounts: Paramount PME

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Lighroom CC  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CS6

Filters: HA Filter 7nm  ·  OIII  ·  SII Filter  ·  Blue B  ·  Red R  ·  Green G  ·  Luminance L

Dates:March 24, 2018

Frames: 20x300"

Integration: 1.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.24%

Basic astrometry details job: 1994340

RA center: 10h 43' 35"

DEC center: -59° 41' 27"

Pixel scale: 5.258 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.142 degrees

Field radius: 2.479 degrees

Resolution: 2400x2400


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.

Nova Carinae 2018 (ASASSN-18fv), a bright nova in Carina.
The nova magnitude was around 6.5 when I took the photo.

24/03/2018; 26/03/2018; 28/03/2018
Total exposure time: 1.6 hour
iTelescope - T8, Siding Spring Observatory FLI Microline 16803
Takahashi FSQ ED 106/530 mm Paramount PME
3 x 300 s R, G, B, 5 x 300 s Lum, 1 x 600 s Ha, OIII, SII
Processed in: PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop



Lionel Majzik
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The Carina Nebula and the Nova Carinae 2018, 


            Lionel Majzik