Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  Carina Nebula  ·  IC 2599  ·  NGC 3293  ·  NGC 3324  ·  NGC 3372  ·  NGC 3496  ·  Part of the constellation Carina (Car)  ·  eta Car Nebula
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NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula, 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula
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NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula

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NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula, 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula
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NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Imaging cameras: FLI Microline 16803

Mounts: Paramount ME

Software: Maxim DL, Gimp


Frames:
Blue: 6x300" (30') bin 2x2
Green: 6x300" (30') bin 2x2
H-Alpha: 8x600" (1h 20') bin 2x2
Red: 6x300" (30') bin 2x2

Integration: 2h 50'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4894905

RA center: 10h45m07s

DEC center: -59°4716

Pixel scale: 3.499 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.847 degrees

Field radius: 2.745 degrees


Resolution: 4035x3954

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope

Description

Image acquisition at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia.

The Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), a place of conflicting feelings, located relatively close to us, at approximately 7,500 Light years.

Its enormous size and mesmerizing beauty have popularized this nebula making it a fascinating object; however, before we become enveloped by emotion, we must bear in mind that we are facing a very violent place, consisting of gas, dust and star clusters, where massive stars (type O and Wolf-Rayet) are born, evolve rapidly by carving the landscape through action Of its powerful winds and UV radiation, and end their life in supernova explosions.

This immense nebula, estimated at ~3 million years old at the time the first generation of stars was formed, contains at least 12 bright stars estimated to be 50 to 100 times the mass of the Sun. The most notable is Eta Carinae, not only for the estimation that points to a size similar to that of the Earth's orbit, but also for being in the final phase of life, exhibiting already two gas lobes and accentuated variations of luminosity, which indicate the eminence of collapse In the form of a titanic supernova.

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NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula, 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa