Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  IC 2602  ·  PK288-05.1  ·  Southern Pleiades  ·  The star θCar  ·  tet Car
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IC 2602, the Southern Pleiades

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IC 2602, the Southern Pleiades

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA 150

Imaging cameras: Pentax 645z Mod

Mounts: Takahashi EM-400 Temma2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SharpStar 50 ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Focal reducers: Takahashi TOA 67 Flattener

Software: PixInsight  ·  Photoshop CC


Dates:Feb. 11, 2019

Frames: 14x300" (1h 10') ISO1600

Integration: 1h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 6.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.50%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00


Astrometry.net job: 3255307

RA center: 10h 43' 24"

DEC center: -64° 29' 31"

Pixel scale: 1.491 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.263 degrees

Field radius: 1.415 degrees


Resolution: 5480x4080

Locations: Avon Valley, York, Western Australia, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

Ver.A (original) is a standard one.

Ver.B has enhanced background ionized gas and dust clouds.

Ver.C is a semi-starless version to further show the background gas and clouds.

The central star (θ Carinae) is a B0-type star. It is capable of destroying dust particles and ionizing gas. This should be why there is a large area in the middle of the image where the background is darker and there are much less gas and dust. The interstellar medium is blown away by θ Carinae. On the other hand, somewhat away from θ Carinae, we start to see ionized hydrogen (red nebulas) and dust clouds (orangish nebulas).

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