Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3293  ·  NGC 3324  ·  NGC 3372  ·  NGC 3496  ·  Part of the constellation Carina (Car)  ·  eta Car nebula
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Carina Nebula with Stock DSLR (10 mins), 


            Trevor Jones
Carina Nebula with Stock DSLR (10 mins)
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Carina Nebula with Stock DSLR (10 mins)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 APO

Imaging cameras: Canon 7d mark II

Mounts: iOptron SkyGuider Pro

Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2"

Dates:March 3, 2019

Frames: 18x30"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.75%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2567245

RA center: 10h 45' 36"

DEC center: -59° 59' 45"

Pixel scale: 6.447 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 342.565 degrees

Field radius: 2.882 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1331

Data source: Traveller


When I realized I could capture the glorious Carina Nebula from Costa Rica, I was fixated on the idea. A seemingly simple task for an experienced imager like myself - boy was I wrong.

The heat, the lights, the wind, and lack of my trusty NORTH STAR made this project a challenge.

Please have a look at the video (YouTube) if you're interested in more. Under 10 minutes of overall exposure time, with an unmodded DSLR!


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Carina Nebula with Stock DSLR (10 mins), 


            Trevor Jones

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