Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3293
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Hidden Gems in Carina - NGC 3293, 



    
        

            Andy 01
Hidden Gems in Carina - NGC 3293
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Hidden Gems in Carina - NGC 3293

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sidereal Trading/Klaus Helmerichs carbon fibre 10"F4 Newtonian

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Focal reducers: TeleVue Paracorr Coma Corrector

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter


Dates:Feb. 22, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter: 15x120"
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter: 15x120"
Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm: 30x600"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter: 15x120"

Integration: 6.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.21%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3272652

RA center: 10h 36' 37"

DEC center: -58° 9' 3"

Pixel scale: 0.807 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 173.653 degrees

Field radius: 0.460 degrees


Resolution: 2899x2899

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Hi Folks,

This one's a bittersweet image as it's likely the last one from this telescope & camera combination. :(

They're moving on to a good home to make room for the new frame camera and OTA. This combination achieved two APOD's so I'll miss them dearly - but life goes on! :D

5 hrs 3nm Ha 600 sec subs
30mins ea RG& B stars 120secs.
Imaging telescope: Sidereal trading carbon fibre 10" F4 Newtonian
Imaging camera:QSI WSG8
Mount:Takahashi NJP Temma-2
Exposure: 6.5 hours
Location: Light Polluted Suburban Melbourne, Australia
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Hot blue stars shine brightly in this beautiful, recently formed galactic or "open" star cluster. Open cluster NGC 3293 is located in the constellation Carina, lies at a distance of about 8000 light years, and has a particularly high abundance of these young bright stars. A study of NGC 3293 implies that the blue stars are only about 6 million years old, whereas the cluster's dimmer, redder stars appear to be about 20 million years old. If true, star formation in this open cluster took at least 15 million years. Even this amount of time is short, however, when compared with the billions of years stars like our Sun live, and the over-ten billion year lifetimes of many galaxies and our universe. Pictured, NGC 3293 appears just in front of a dense dust lane and red glowing hydrogen gas emanating from the Carina Nebula. (Text: APOD)

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Hidden Gems in Carina - NGC 3293, 



    
        

            Andy 01